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Stereotypes

What are the stereotypes? Stereotypes equal with the words: generalization and
bias. It was became popularly known. In contrast to the minorities there are a lots of
negative stereotypes, which often prove to be false. Because we are not the same
and each people are different. These things impress our thought, feelings and
behavior. It is an incorrect habit which impact to spiritual world of people.

For example, someone who meets a few individuals from a particular country and
finds them to be quiet and reserved may spread the word that all citizens from the
country in question are quiet and reserved. A generalization such as this doesnt
allow for diversity within groups and may result in stigmatization and discrimination of
groups if the stereotypes linked to them are largely negative. That said, even so-
called positive stereotypes can be harmful due to their limiting nature. Whether
stereotypes are positive or negative, they should be avoided.

Excommunication: we can learn excommunication in family, in a community or in the


society by the media. These can be negative and positive.Unfortunately nowadays it
is rather negative. Some types of excommunication: social, sexual, religious and
etnical stereotypes.

LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) stereotypes are the most
popular stereotypes in the world. 10% of popuation of the world is LGBTQ people.
Homophobic is a behavior which comdemn these people, but in my opinion is that
everybody has the same rights to live together with the male or female who they love,
even if it is the same sex. In several western europian counties LGBTQ people can
get married with each other. But it is not true for the eastern countries.

Skin colour stereotypes: In the beggining of the XX. century enormous movements
started in the USA with the goal of protecting human rights of people of colour.

Social stereotypes for example when there are certain qualifications which are not
equal in people. Clever and successful group of teenagers who will be able to learn
in higher education are in contrast to the group of teenagers who will not able to do
this, so two kind of groups appeared and these in contrast to each other. In the
groups the convergence is increased.
Stereotypes vs. Generalizations:While all stereotypes are generalizations, not all
generalizations are stereotypes. Stereotypes are widely circulated oversimplifications
of people groups.

In the United States, racial groups have been linked to stereotypes such as being
good at math, athletics and dancing. These stereotypes are so well-known that the
average American wouldnt hesitate if asked to identify which racial group in this
country has a reputation for excelling in basketball. In short, when one stereotypes,
one repeats the cultural mythology already present in a particular society.

The next time youre tempted to stereotype a group of people, think about the groups
to which you belong. List the stereotypes linked to those groups. Does each of those
stereotypes apply to you? More than likely youd disagree that all of the qualities
commonly attributed to those of your gender, racial group, sexual orientation or
nation of origin describe you. Thats why its important to judge specific individuals
rather than the groups of which theyre part.