Librablue Racial Stereotypes Stereotypes can be found for every race and ethnicity. The majority of racial stereotypes are often created by misapprehension of the culture of other races. Some of them are not true, but most people believe these ethnic stereotypes and give their views based on the stereotypes. Moreover, sometimes racial stereotypes are used to deal with some special cases by police within the bounds of the law. Therefore, it brings people who are often associated with these stereotypes a lot of inconvenience in their daily life.
CT279: Understanding Sensory Loss. 1, 1, There are a number of factors that can impact individuals with sensory loss, communication and awareness plays a big role in this, they may also find it difficult to feed themselves, dressing, mobility, hobbies and interests can have a major negative impact on their lives. They could also feel scared and alone. There can also be positive factors that could impact on individuals lives, increased help, aids for support and a good support team could give them a better outlook on life. 1, 2, Societal attitudes and beliefs can impact individuals with sensory loss in quite a negative way because people in society can be very judgmental towards people with disabilities, and put them in a group of people with below average intelligence and assume they can’t do or think the same way as other people without disabilities can.
There are four types of discrimination, the first is individual discrimination. Individual discrimination is the behaviour of one person to another or a group of people, the next is institutional discrimination; this is when discrimination is built into the way the institution is run. Next is overt discrimination, this is when an individual or institution knowingly treats someone unfairly on the bias of race, gender, etc. The last is covert discrimination, this discrimination in subtle, for example applying criteria that people will be unable to meet, this type can be intentional or unintentional. Discrimination can be seen in practise with stereotyping, labelling, disempowering, abusing, bullying, abuse of power, infringements of rights and over-riding individual’s rights.
Stereotypes lead people to expect certain actions from members of social groups. These stereotype-based expectations may lead to self-fulfilling prophecies, in which one's inaccurate expectations about a person's behavior, through social interaction, prompts that person to act in stereotype-consistent ways, thus confirming one's erroneous expectations and validating the stereotype. (Page 94–97) Often time’s people are fairly ignorant of the customs and
Discrimination- unlawful discrimination occurs when a person is harassed or treated arbitrarily or different because of their membership in a “protected class”. A protected class is a group of two people who share common characteristics and are protected from discrimination and harassment by the law. Prejudice refers to negative judgments and/or views about a group formed without knowledge, though, or reason. A stereotype is a (often negative) generalization about a group based upon samples that do not represent the group, in which the generalization becomes so well-known it becomes a “conventional image” for the group in question., often accepted as the truth by the illogical bunch. Stereotypes could be a form of prejudice if they are negative generalizations.
When it comes to prejudice many situations are caused by stereotypes. Stereotype is when someone makes an assumption about a group because of their own thoughts on the group. Stereotypes either are positive or negative for example; “Women are warm-hearted” or “All teenagers are bad influences on society”. Stereotypes can lead to false beliefs and views; this can result in both decimation and prejudice. Society categorises individuals into groups based on age, sex and race, this relates to individuals mind set.
These effects can also be felt by the individuals’ families and friends too. They can be subject to discrimination for having a disabled friend or family member. The effects on the person discriminating can be that they themselves are isolated by the wider society that don’t agree with their actions. This could also work the other way with the wider community agreeing with their discrimination. Either way discrimination has an effect on everyone.
Many subcultures exist in U.S. society and not all assimilate to American culture. The clash between a minority and dominant group sometimes leads to conflict and invites stereotyping and prejudice. The relationship between dominant and minority groups are influenced by structural conditions. Stratification can reduce or worsen conflicts between groups. Social class designates the place of a person in the stratification hierarchy and influences group interactions.
Opening: I believe that Media promotes racial stereotypes. Stereotype means a simplified or standardized conception and/or image of a particular group. There are several stereotypes perpetuated by different media outlets that highly influence the way that the every day person thinks or feels about particular groups of people. Two-forms of media that portray racial stereotypes in a negative manner, include movies and television. Argument 1: One of the many media outlets that define racial stereotyping would be movies.
“African Americans play sports and run really fast, Latinos join gangs, Native Americans drink a lot, brown skin people are extremely intelligent but easily fooled, homeless people are drug addict's, rich people make there way through money.” Unfortunately, these stereotypes we see in the media are the result of what sells. It’s difficult portraying a wide group of non-stereotypical persons in just one bit of advertisement. That’s why some companies are cautious of using a minority within their advertising because they don’t want to present a false representation. Not only in paper advertisements do we see stereotypes, but also in television ads as well. For instance, the African American niche station BET (Black Entertainment Television) was found to, “represent a venue of minority voices, [but] it is also a source of problematic representations of gender” according to Melinda Messineo.