Stereotypes and Prejudices

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Stereotypes and Prejudice Worksheet

Please complete the following exercises, remembering that you are in an academic setting and should remain unbiased, considerate, and professional when completing this worksheet.

Part I

Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:





Sexual orientation




Stereotype 1

Stereotype 2

Stereotype 3

Sexual orientation

Gay men are all flamboyant

Gay men all have high voices

Gay women all dress like men.


Hispanics don't speak English

All African people are good in sports

White people do not have rhythm.


Women are all sexy

Men are slobs

Women are not as smart as men

Part II

Answer each question in 50 to 100 words related to those stereotypes.

Provide citations for all the sources you use.

What are the positive aspects of stereotypes, if any?

I think that to some extent stereotypes can be positive, but that the positive can walk a very thin line and turn negative very quickly. Take for instance a Jewish person. Whether it is true or not, the Jewish population is known for being frugal, or good with money. If this stereotype would help them land a job, in the banking industry then it would be a positive. So if an individual can benefit from the group that they are stereotyped with it could be beneficial, unless the person determines that the stereotype does not apply to them. Stereotypes can help a person land a job, find love, or build a good reputation.

What are the negative aspects of stereotypes?

I believe that the biggest negative effect that stereotyping has is closing...