Equity Challenge Week 1 Friday Sterotypes
“We slaughter one another in our words and attitudes. We slaughter one another in the stereotypes and mistrust that linger in our heads, and the words of hate we spew from our lips.”
― Nelson Mandela
Congratulations, today marks the end of the first week of the Equity Challenge. Thank you for joining us on this journey. We encourage you to take a few moments over the weekend to reflect.
Stereotype: A standardized mental picture that is held in common about members of a group that represents an oversimplified opinion, attitude, or unexamined judgment, without regard to individual difference.
- What is the Meaning of Stereotype – (3 Minute Read)
Read this article to take a deep dive into what stereotypes are to avoid using them in the future.
- Racial Stereotypes are Making American’s Sicker (9 Minute Read)
Read this Forbes’ piece to gather a perspective on why stereotypes are negative.
- How to Beat Stereotypes by Seeing People as Individuals* (10 Minute Read)
Read this piece to learn specific strategies on avoiding stereotyping alongside general info on the practice.
- Video Description Via YouTube: Bad driver. Math wizard. Model minority. In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.
Anger: The Black Woman’s ‘Superpower’ (19 Minutes)
Description Via NPR: A Sapphire isn’t only a jewel—it’s also cultural shorthand for an angry black woman. In this episode, we look at where Sapphire was born, and how the stereotype continues to haunt black women, even successful, powerful ones.