Misconceptions Of Stereotypes

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Everyone is unique in their own way and many people miss out on getting to know someone solely because of stereotypes or misconceptions they hear about that particular person. How sad is that? Stereotypes are the most common way for someone to get misjudged. Stereotypes are used to describe certain groups by categorizing the group from what others perceive them as and many people assume that the whole group is that way based off the stereotypes. This is where misconceptions come into the picture because many of the stereotypes people believe are not all true. Misconceptions are formed from people who are convinced that the stereotypes are true when in reality they are not, there is no factual evidence to support the stereotype is verifiable. …show more content…
Some kids were mean they would laugh at her if she tried to talk because they said she sounded funny. In her facial expressions it was shown that it would get to her and it would discourage her to not even want to talk. She always sat in front of the class with her interpreter and many kids got distracted and would stare. Students would stare at her as if she was an alien from another planet. One would say she was like an outsider not many kids wanted to be her friend or even get to know her. She was on of the smarter kids since she was always doing her work and she was smart enough to understand the curriculum, many people believe that deaf people are not capable of succeeding or being smart. In the article, Weebly, the author states “Deaf people are not dumb they simply cannot hear… just like the ability to hear does not make you intelligent, deaf people can do everything a hearing person can do, except hear” this a common stereotype about deaf people which is more like a misconception since deaf people are not any different from hearing people. No matter what people are always going to judge and have an opinion of their own and have things to say that is how cruel the world has came …show more content…
Many people who are not deaf are the most common ones to make stereotypes about deaf people. As people start to make false accusations which are misconceptions people start to believe them as true when they are not. One stereotype about deaf people is that they are not able to drive and for many reasons hearing people believe this misconception. Hearing people believe this because it is pretty obvious they think since deaf people can not hear they will not be able to hear a car which is wrong you do not need your ears to drive it would be helpful but it is more visualization. Also to them it just may be a feeling that they think deaf people are more likely to crash but there is no valid information to support their claims. In an article called ,Deaf Drivers, it was stated that “The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) stresses that deafness does not in any way limit a person’s ability to drive a car or other verticals” meaning that there is no problem or difficulties for a deaf person to drive. This stereotype would be exaggerated since everyone is able to drive but only because the deaf community can not hear they assume all these things about the individuals who can not hear. People come up with theses things just because in their mind it makes sense even if it may be wrong they still believe and say these

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