Reflective Essay On Stereotypes

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We use of stereotypes all the time without knowing it. Stereotypes are learned through direct observation from the culture around us and enter our consciousness. In our society talks out loud about egalitarianism, equality and justice as our own values, but at the same time such equality exists only as an ideal. There is still a great unconscious level of prejudice in our society that effect of racial, gender micro-aggression. The overtly biased expresses through our expressions, stance, verbal and nonverbal communication, and eye contact we make. We sometimes cannot control our reaction of our prejudices because we do not even realize that we have them. It is hard to aware how or when we biased others. The biases or prejudice is selected on race, culture, backgrounds, religion, ability, gender, sexual orientation or other identity factors. We all need to recognize and understand stereotypes and biases. Educators can implement teaching tolerance in their classroom to teach and guide children develop the skills to speak up for themselves and others against biased. Everyone …show more content…
We usually only recognize bias in others but not ourselves. We are more aware of it when we have experienced that some people may be biased for or against us based on a stereotype. I have my biases and stereotype that I have absorbed from family, culture, and environment when I was young. Stereotype is a form of classification process to help analyzing, filtering the most important information, and to make the decision process faster. When working with the families and children, I have to be aware of my own biases because it will influence the judgment and expectation. Off course, I want people to understand the real values of my personal, to judge me with reason, but not generally some shallow stereotypical judgment. Always be open to seeing other perspectives and may learn

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