Blog Post #5 Unlearning the Myths that Bind US

Each and everyone of us falls into a stereotypical category that molds and shapes who we are. We see it in our everyday lives and live by them without even realizing it. An example of a stereotype that I fall into is that all Asians can’t drive and  I fit perfectly into that stereotype because I do not like to drive and I’m not that good at it. In the society we live in now we are able to notice how early our brains process stereotypes by the way we read and watch what we see on the television. In Linda Christensen’s article she mentions a book where they are able to tell how children are processing stereotypes by the age of three. That makes you start to think about what is the child reading, watching, listening and learning at that age to already stereotype people. All of it is due to the things that they are watching and seeing in their daily lives whether it is what do that is part of their daily routine or the Disney shows and movies that the parents might put on for them to entertain them for a bit. There are many effects of people who stereotype people and it can easily be overlooked without a second thought since people will not notice it since they are overlooked. We all are affected by stereotypes without even putting a thought to the idea and a lot of the times we do not care because we are so use to the idea of being stereotyped.

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