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Please help me do a brainstorm about my essay topic about stereotyping?

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beablanca123 | eNoter

Posted June 3, 2013 at 5:43 AM via web

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Please help me do a brainstorm about my essay topic about stereotyping?

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jessalync | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 3, 2013 at 11:21 AM (Answer #1)

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You could start by listing common stereotypes and where they origniated.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:05 AM (Answer #2)

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There are many points that you can bring up when it comes to the topic of stereotyping. Here are some thoughts to get you started. 

1. You can write about the dangers of stereotypes. For example, you can write about gender, race, or age stereotypes and how they can be often times wrong and detrimental to society. 

2. You can also write about the prevalence of stereotyping as well. For instance, there is a big debate going on currently in among New York city politicians about the stop and frisk program. The contention is that mostly people of color are stopped and frisked. From this perspective, this topic is alive a well. 

3. You can also write about the perpetuation of stereotypes in the media. Consider recently movies. How are people from Asia, the Middle East or other places of the world portrayed? 

These points should get you started. 

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