How Stereotypes Affect Society

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In this world there are many things people are guilty of, one of those guilt’s is stereotyping others , even if it wasn’t meant in a harmful are negative way we all have been a victim or the aggressor . This paper will discuses what stereotypes are, how they affect people and how stereotypes can affect society. However, the common factor in either situation is that no good comes from stereotyping others. All most everyone in there lifetime has stereotyped others are have been a victim of stereotypes. A stereotype is the belief about another culture, race or a person that has no logic or evidence to support there negative thoughts. Many people believe that when a person stereotypes another it is the lack of information or ignorance …show more content…

If there were a lot of stereotyping going on in a community it would cause the community to stall in its economic growth, because lets be honest most of every thing we purchase in the U.S. is not made in the U.S. Take the movie Crash for instance there is a scene where Ludacris and Lorenz Tate were these comments where made. “(L) Did you see how that waitress didn’t check with us to see if we needed more coffee? How many times did you see her fill up those white people’s cups? (LT) I do not know but you do not like coffee and I did not want any. (L) But that is beside the point its racism. (LT) But our waiter was black. (L) Exactly and she has bought in to the stereotype that black people do not tip. (L) Well, did you tip her? (LT) Hell no you think I’m going to tip that service.” (Crash, Paul Haggis, Lion Gate Films, 2005). This quote is a prim example of how stereotypes can divide a community, with one black person stereotyping another. Now if this continues in the community the community will eventually destroy it self. The community would also divide it self into two parts, whites on one side Blacks on one Hispanics on the other for example. This could not be more apparent then in the movie Sometime in April. The Whotoos were thought to be inferior to the Tootsie causing this quote to be imbedded in the Whotoos head. “Everyone grab a machete and if you see one of there cockroaches you chop them down” (Sometime in April, Real Peck, DVD, HBO Films, 2005). This


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