Essays Tagged: "negative stereotypes"

An essay on proper language, speaking to or reffering to people with disabilitys

s find them patronizing and offensive. The language people and news organizations use can reinforce negative stereotypes and misconceptions. Or, they can help change attitudes toward people with disab ... oid being perceived as insensitive or "behind the times."PEOPLE WITH DISABILTIES"Handicapped" has a negative connotation for many people, so most social service agencies and news organizations now use ...

(4 pages) 128 2 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

About the Feminist Movement in the 19th Century in parts of America.

s of discrimination and violence against people. I've come to the realization that many people have negative stereotypes about feminists, but feminists are strong people who are pro-women and they wan ... reat deal of conflict within the Anti-Slavery Society. The media often referred to the sisters in a negative manner, about the sisters' "unnatural" behavior and their abnormality. There was also a pie ...

(9 pages) 205 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Teaching with a Multicultural Perspective." Submitted for Intro to Education Class.

years. Infants can recognize differences in those around them, and young children can easily absorb negative stereotypes. Children are easily influenced by the culture, opinions, and attitudes of thei ...

(9 pages) 410 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Controvery over Barbie

cularly girls, with a false idea of how they should appear to society and enforces gender roles and negative stereotypes.Barbie was created by Ruth Handler with the original thought of creating a doll ... opinions about her presence as one can see from the ABC article, "Barbie Turns 40". Because of the negative messages that the doll has attached to her, numerous feminists dislike Barbie. Barbie's lux ...

(12 pages) 167 1 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Jean Basquait

didn't try to keep his background from the public, and did not exhibit shame or the need to reverse negative stereotypes about African-Americans, but rather publicized details of his life in paintings ... YFLOWER," appear in bold black lettering. The general theme of this painting is capitalism, and its negative effects on the human condition, so perhaps Basquiat traces the roots of America's capitalis ...

(6 pages) 44 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists


tunity. The restrictions and limitations placed upon autistic individuals have created skeptics and negative stereotypes. Although, not every high functioning autistic person grows up to be a genius o ...

(1 pages) 62 2 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Civil Rights Movement

, after a minstrel show character from the 1830s who was an old, crippled, black slave who embodied negative stereotypes of blacks. Segregation became common in Southern states following the end of Re ...

(18 pages) 218 0 4.6 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Film and Television Representations of Gay Men and Lesbians

namic at work in mass culture and reception. As homosexuality was introduced into our culture, many negative stereotypes instantly arose and the gay and lesbian community was oppressed from the start. ... DS was soon tagged as "the gay disease." This conflict was constantly being shown on television and negatively impacted the gay movement in media representation. Television shows such as 21 Jump Stree ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.8 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Blacks Independant Film Industry

orced to Operate outside of the mainstream film industry. These filmmakers wanted to respond to the negative stereotypes of African Americans in Hollywood films. The audiences were shown a more comple ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

Prostitution in Seventeenth Century Europe

e institution in general as a taboo subject not mentioned in polite conversation. Regardless of its negative stereotypes, prostitution has become an omnipresent reality even in today's modern world. T ...

(5 pages) 38 0 4.7 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Automatic Stereotype Activation: The Effects of Stereotype and Individual Differences

that White Americans often view African Americans as aggressive. Aggressiveness is one of the many negative attributes that is frequently associated with African Americans (Devine, 1989). However, st ... by looking at an image of African American faces for 315 ms can trigger most people to activate the negative stereotypes of African American automatically (see Fazio, Jackson, Dunton, and Williams, 19 ...

(15 pages) 59 0 1.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception


ople and began conversing with them I knew I was wrong. I think that I felt this way because of the negative stereotypes that are attached to being a drunk, and not what the positive effects of a grou ...

(4 pages) 378 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


logists and anthropologists maintain that various cultures have taught girls to behave according to negative stereotypes of femininity, thus keeping alive the idea that women are naturally inferior. B ...

(3 pages) 80 0 3.7 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Seeing beyond stereotypes enables a person to have healthier relationships.

der to have a healthy relationship with the blind man, the husband is going to have to see past his negative stereotypes and understand the lifestyle of the blind man.Throughout the story, the husband ... man is equal to any man, with or without sight. As the husband learns more about the blind man, his negative stereotypes of blind people begin to dissolve, allowing the husband to see the blind man in ...

(5 pages) 969 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Cultural Misunderstandings of Indians Among the American Community         Although East

vill).Like the other visible minority communities in the United States, the East Indians suffer the negative impact of racial discrimination towards them as a community and on an individual basis. Sta ... is. Starting at an early age, parents and children in the mainstream can pass on misinformation and negative stereotypes on minorities which can do immediate and long-term damage in multicultural Nort ...

(8 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Changes in Immigrant Reception as a Factor of Race

, 48). This(along with distinct cultural differences in the new immigrants and the old) perpetuated negative stereotypes of these Catholics and Jews and further disunited Americans.In April of 1917, W ...

(7 pages) 44 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Women in African Texts: Looking at the portrayal of women in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Dark, Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God, and the African Storyteller's Gamboler of the Plain

Women all over the world have been struggling for equality with men for centuries. Fighting negative stereotypes and male suppression, women are still fighting for a break. Within the texts st ... heir husbands, families, and community.The female character in Gamboler of the Plain possesses many negative qualities, of which her husband is void. She lies, persuades the buffalo to steal, and self ...

(6 pages) 13 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Stereotyping is Helpful, Prejudice is Harmful. Critical Discussion in Regard to Aborigines

processing by directing and processing resources to congruent information. This however can have a negative output, as sometimes we see negative stereotypes of various groups of people according to r ... y of Lucy Johnston and Vance Locke (1997) was shown that many stereotypes contain both positive and negative components. Another study by Devine (1989) shows that automatically activated stereotype co ...

(5 pages) 31 0 3.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Women in the Workplace

in the workplace are many. Women in today's workplace face many challenges such as discrimination, negative stereotypes of themselves, and sexual harassment. Although women in all careers are faced w ...

(6 pages) 59 1 4.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Mobile Home Communities

, however, trailer parks have carried the stigma of group housing for those down on their luck. The negative stereotypes that became associated with mobile homes and communities emerged because the fe ... lord owns the land and the homes and rents both to tenants. This type of settlement perpetuates the negative stereotype of mobile home parks as transient places. Such communities, by virtue of social ...

(10 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays