Sterotyping Races Essay

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Attention Getter: Whether we admit it or not, we have all judged somebody by looking at their skin color. It’s a natural occurrence in our minds that we can’t stop from happening. Today I will be talking about why we stereotype, how it affects us in society, and some issues that arise with police due to these stereotypes. 1. General Purpose: Inform others about stereotyping races 2. Informative Speech Topic: Stereotyping Races 3. Specific Purpose Statement: Educate my fellow peers on racial stereotypes 4. Central Idea: Racial stereotyping in our everyday lives. 5. Main Points: a. What makes us stereotype? b. The way a certain race is “supposed” to act in society c. Issues with the Police and security Attention Getter: Whether we admit it or not, we have all judged somebody by looking at their skin color. It’s a natural occurrence in our minds that we can’t stop from happening. Today I will be talking about why we stereotype, how it affects us in society, and some issues that arise with police due to these stereotypes. A stereotype is a general idea that if a person has a certain characteristic, they are automatically the same as a particular group that shares that characteristic. The characteristic can be the way a person dresses, their gender, race, social standing, etc. Some stereotypes are positive, but most are negative. A. Why do we stereotype? Stereotyping is something that comes naturally to the human mind. It satisfies our need to understand the social world. It’s easier to assume things about a person by their looks than it is to get to know them personally. It the mind’s way of categorizing and once that is done, it saves processing time. In fact, if we didn’t assume things, we wouldn’t be able to survive. “Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way

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