Samples "Stereotypes"


What assumptions and stereotypes do we make about people based on language?

As the old proverb goes, “a good dress is a card of invitation”, however there is still another one “conversation makes one what he is” meaning that the way we speak tells others much about us. Rather than clothes, attributes, or belonging to a social class, a language determines our...

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HIV Related Stigma in the U.S.

Stigma has profound effect on people with Aids (PWAs) globally. PWAs experience discrimination, avoidance by strangers, rejection from homes, and physical abuse (Herek et al., 2002). Because of the fear of stigma, PWAs have refused to visit healthcare facilities for testing. In the United States, there is growing ostracism and...

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Stella Young

Stella Young, while claiming not to be an inspiration, helped me to think of ways in which the general population stereotypes different groups and how my own experiences here in the United States, as well as at home in the UAE, have felt these stereotypes. I too have passed judgment...

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Bias and Stereotype

I think I have a lot of biases that I haven’t exactly understood nor recognized until now. While I think that biases and stereotyping are mostly negative, I do believe that these things are part of everyday life and are bred from society and the norms that form with it....

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Operant Conditioning and Superstitious Beliefs

Introduction/History Operant conditioning is largely responsible for many modern superstitions. It is a process of learning whereby the consequences of one’s response determine whether a response is likely to be repeated. Building on the research of Thorndike, who developed a puzzle box examining animal behavior, the father of operant conditioning...

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Thoughts on Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation by Jonathan Lear

In his thoroughly engaging book titled Radical Hope, Jonathan Lear pinpoints a crucial question: how would we respond to the complete and devastating annihilation of our culture? By positioning the reader in the Crow cultural context, Lear identifies how many essential ways of Native-American lifestyles were crushed into oblivion. When...

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Hymn of the Tiger Mother

In the article Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother author Amy Chua claims the stereotypical success of the Chinese kids have a lot to do with the Chinese parenting style which is often at odds with the Western parenting style. Amy claims even when Western parents think they are being...

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The Simpsons Analysis

The animated television series The Simpsons is a wonderful portrayal of the stereotypes and typical lifestyles of middle class American suburbia, and can be used to illustrate a number of key social theories and trends. Through the individuality and imperfectness of the characters, the show writers were left with a...

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Pink is for Girls, Blue is for Boys, so Green for Aliens?

An article ‘The Gender Marketing of Toys: An Analysis of Color and Type of Toy on the Disney Store Website’ written by Carol Auster and Claire Mansbach touches upon one of the most relevant issues in today’s social functioning such as gender stereotyping in the toy industry. The particular topic...

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Immigration Stereotypes Today and in Cather’s My Antonia

Willa Cather’s novel My Antonia was highly regarded as one of the first books to bring the story of early American immigrants to the Midwest to life. In considering that the depiction of immigrants in 1918 describing the 1880s, and the 130 years that have passed since that time, it...

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Stereotypes (ParaNorman)

Generally, stereotypes have been used in ParaNorman to show us how we are often made to things that might not actually be true. We have all grown up in communities where certain groups of people or even races have been stereotyped, and we end up believing them as the truth....

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Nazi Messages

Nazi Energy Conservation CampaignRobertson, Matthew. "Origins of World War Two." (2015). Explain The above poster dates back to 1940 and was used by the Nazis in their energy conservation campaigns. The black figure denotes a coal thief symbolizing the wasted energy. In English translations, the message is "there he...

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German Culture stereotypes

This paper will focus on the stereotypes, which are related to one of the great and the most ancient cultures of the world, and namely, the German culture. It will make an attempt to explore the most important factors, which bring about the stereotypes in focus and will also discuss...

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Mexican Stereotypes: Perceptions of Mexicans by Anglos in Texas

De Leon’s book They Called Them Greasers seeks to put forward an impressive history of the ways white people interacted with Mexicans in Texas in the 19th century. This was shortly after Texas had been taken from Mexico, and race relations were certainly something new for all of the people...

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Misconceptions about New York

Writing in 1939, Fiorello La Guardia identified and discussed ten somewhat prevalent beliefs about New York City that he thought to be incorrect (La Guardia). Though La Guardia was certainly well-informed about his city, some of the claims about New York that he defends are not backed-up with anything like...

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Asian-American Stereotypes and the Challenges They Create

In the United States, it is well-established that generally Asian Americans have done well from a social, economic, and academic perspective. There are many stereotypes about this population that contribute to such beliefs, and there is widespread assumption that Asian Americans have overcome past instances of prejudice and discrimination without...

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Uncertain Belonging: Being Jewish in Argentina after the AMIA Bombing

From the Spanish colonial era to the present, the experience of Jews in Argentina has often been one of “uncertain belonging” (Lesser and Rein, 2010, 149). Even in periods where some came to consider themselves Argentines first and Jews second a sense of otherness lingered. The bombing of the Asociación...

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When America First Met China

The ultimate point which Eric Dolin aims to prove in this book is that Chinese culture is incomprehensible, or nearly so, to the uneducated Westerner, and that attempting to apply our perspectives to China today — or two hundred years ago — will result in a tangle of fetishization, Orientalism,...

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The American Dream: Alive or Dead?

The given critical essay aims to answer the question: “Is the American Dream still alive?” More specifically, it is the main thought of this paper that Americans are highly driven by consumerism, instant gratification, and materialism. To satisfy these needs and wishes they oftentimes turn to loans. It all ends...

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