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DQ1 - feel that “white” people(or any other group of...

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Week One Discussion Question 1 What differentiates the act of grouping people from the act of stereotyping? How can stereotyping affect group relations? Provide an example of a stereotype you find in your everyday life. Grouping is the act of categorizing factual information about specific people. Stereotyping is the act of categorizing false information about groups of people. For example, one can group Orientals, African Americans, Mexicans and whites by specific physical features in order to identify them. This is called grouping. An example of stereotyping is assuming that Orientals are all bad drivers. I think that stereotypes can affect groups of people by making them more stereotypical. Because some people might stereotype that Orientals are bad drivers, Oriental may
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Unformatted text preview: feel that “white” people (or any other group of people) are mean because they say all Orientals are bad drivers. In my everyday life, I come across the stereo type that “all people who have lived in my town for more than 5 years are hicks”. This is a very unkind way of saying it, but you understand why its hurtful to people. It is not necessarily true, however, a lot of the people from here have built farms and have cows and horses. A lot of people have also become X-game champion motocross riders. Brian Deegan is from Nebraska but has lived here in Temecula, CA for at least 10 years. He is far from a farmer. This may not be a great example, but it is a stereotype in my community....
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