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Gonzalez Partida, Carla Marlene Leipnik, Olena Sociology 1301-01 September 30 th , 2011 Stereotypes According to the Webster’s dictionary, Stereotype . a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group: The cowboy and Indian are American stereotypes. Sadly, all cultures have some type of stereotype. Not only most of the stereotypes might be offensive, but might be wrong at the same time. When we do not know about a subject as humans we tend to look for an explanation, when a beautiful girl wins miss universe and she is from Venezuela since the majority of the citizens of other countries have not traveled or been there; they assume all the women in Venezuela are beautiful. The surprise is when a person with that belief actually visits the country and discovers that all the women he sees are ugly he has a huge cultural shock; and starts questioning if all he has learned is true. It is easier
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course SOC 1301 taught by Professor Oepnik during the Fall '11 term at Sam Houston State University.

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