Due: Wednesday, 2/11 @ 7:30 a.m.
Prejudice is an attitude of closed mindedness which allows a person to prejudge another negatively without any knowledge of that person. Prejudice is frequently based on emotion, not fact. It is the hatred one feels toward another person for no concrete reason.
Stereotype is a form of prejudice. It is a generally accepted opinion of a person that is believed without any investigation. Stereotype generalizes a person's character by labeling him or refusing to view him as an individual.
In no less than 200 words answer/comment on the following:
~Based on the definitions of prejudice and stereotype, list and give characteristics of at least three different stereotyped groups at RHS.
~It can be argued that these characteristics are not appropriate for most members stereotyped by a label. (I might even suggest that, perhaps, the stereotype is not true for any member of the group and just a mistaken belief!). List your experiences with these group members that counter the generally accepted truth (a.k.a. stereotype!). When giving examples that refute these stereotypes be specific -- DO NOT include any names!
This is a sensitive topic. Be careful how you choose to discuss your comments and answers. Remember that inappropriate responses will earn the author an automatic "0" and, minimally, a detention.
Fifth Hour: If you are apprehensive about your blog post, please take the time to read through the first five posts. (At the time I am writing this, these are the only posts! So please don't take offense if your post is not part of the "chosen few!") I find these first five posts to be thoughtful and appropriate. I would encourage you to focus on your experiences that may go against your previous held beliefs (stereotypes) about the groups you choose to write about and try to see people as INDIVIDUALS rather than a LABEL. I also encourage you to look at the way people might label you and your friends and think about how you do not fit these labels. I hope this helps! : )