A stereotype is "a conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image." Stereotypes are based on prior assumptions and often applied to whole groups.

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What is perpetuate stereotyping means?

A stereotype is a belief about a group of people that is not necessarily true. It is a generalization that assumes that all people act the same way. Some examples of stereotypes are: African American people are all good at basketball. All Asian people are good at math. People with blonde hair are stupid. And so on.

To perpetuate something means that a person causes or allows something to continue.

Therefore, perpetuating stereotypes would mean using or believing a generalized (and often untrue) belief about a group of people and spreading that belief.


What are some Stereotypes for vegetarians?

  1. Vegetarians only eat salad
  2. Without meat vegetarians waste away
  3. Vegetarians are tree hugger's
  4. Not eating meat is refusing Gods creation
  5. All vegetarians are environmentally friendly
  6. All vegetarians are healthier than meat eaters
  7. Vegetarians live longer, fuller lives
  8. No one ever stops being a vegetarian
  9. vegetarians have better morals than those who eat meat

All of these are usual stereotypes, both positive and negative, and shouldn't be taken as absolute fact or to heart.

Literary Terminology

What is a stereotyped character?

This refers to using an unproved but widely believed generality about an entire ethnic group. Stereotypes can change with the times. For example, today, Asians are often stereotyped as being extremely smart; but 150 years ago, they were stereotyped as being the source of disease and called the "Yellow Peril". Stereotypes can sometimes be positive, but more often, they are negative: Irish people are still sometimes depicted as being drunks; Italians are stereotyped as being involved in organized crime. In literature, there have been a number of stereotypic characters-- for example, some critics say Shakespeare's character of Shylock in the play "The Merchant of Venice" uses negative stereotypes commonly believed about Jews.


What are common stereotypes about the tall?

they wuld think dat you wuld play basketball!!!DUHHHH


What does 'stereotype' mean?

Stereotyping is a way of placing general characteristics on a certain group of people. Assumptions are made about how a group is supposed to look and behave. Stereotyping is often unhealthy because it keeps us from getting to know individual people, if we make assumptions about the group they belong to.


What does the literary term stereotype mean?

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What stereotypes are use in lost in the kitchen?

If this is a demeaning joke towards women it's hilarious because of how little sense this question makes!


What are stereotypes of the maritimes?

that we are lazy, poorly educated and mostly poor . that we all have careers in fishing or forestry. we all play the fiddle and Celtic music. we all talk in a Newfie Scottish Irish or hick Canadian accent. that we are all rednecks and are all friendly and prone to quirky behaviour.


What is a stereotype give an example?

Someone who is viewed by others based on which group or race he belongs to is being stereotyped. So if you see someone wearing a turban you might think they were bad because many terrorists wear turbans. Even though the person has done nothing at all wrong, they can be stereotyped as a terrorist based on the way they dress.


What are common stereotypes about Mexicans?

Some common stereotypes for Mexicans are family oriented, hard working, great foods, Catholic, talented musicians and singers, talented painters, talented actors, green thumbs, and colorful native costumes.

There are also negative stereotypes, especially in the United States, such as the stereotypes that Mexicans are dirty, unintelligent, lazy, all illegal immigrants who take American jobs, "speak funny", have too many children, wear sombreros all of the time, and drive hotrods. Of course, while there are Mexicans who do qualify for some of these descriptors, the majority of Mexicans do not.


What stereotypes are found in music and music videos?

Many stereotypes are found in music videos. The major ones to look out for are:




Objectifying Women


These are all stereotypically found in popular music videos but definitely not all music videos.

Human Rights

Why do people stereotype and judge others?

Evolutionary Psycho-Sociological

Basic perceptual/ behavioral patterns are hardwired into the brain; based on those that offered the greatest chance of survival throughout the evolution of life, then the evolution of primates, and then our evolution.

Steoreotyping and prejudicing offer a simple energy-efficient form of behavior, especially in challenging tribal situations. If a bunch of people are green, while some are purple, and there is limited food, the people must form groups, stereotype outsiders, and most efficiently fight over limited resources.

Of course, in a world where resources could be plentiful for all, stereotyping and prejudicing often lead to unnecessary problems, and cause unneccessary negative elements.

Stereotyping Others

Ignorance and lack of education. I had to go to Kuwait in 2000, and my initial reaction was that there would be an "Arab" around every corner with an AK-47. As it turns out, I only had problems with one of the Kuwaiti's I met...out of maybe 100. What I found out about Kuwait doesn't make me want to go to Iraq though!

Instilling fear and control

It starts from the time a child goes to school and it's always been called "dealing with their peers and the pecking order." There are the rich kids, the poor kids, the nerds, the weird ones, different races, etc. It's ignorance and usually the person or people that start Stereotyping others are actually the weaker ones because they aren't happy if they can't instill fear or bully other people to control the environment around them. Especially children can be cruel about such things and especially teens.

When you are an adult you will come across some people like this but hopefully through the years the adult has learned a few wise things and can hold their own against such people.

It's what you don't know what you end up fearing the most

The thing is that people tend to accept their behaviour as "normal", meaning as the norm or as most people do. But alas, this is usually farthest from the truth. But this kind of attitude comes with a sense that whatever it is that others do that deviates from their behaviour is not "normal" and should be either corrected or pointed out as "deviant".
If we, all of us, took the time to understand why some people behave like "this" or like "that" and why their responses are as valid to them as ours are valid to us then we would start grasping the concept of tolerance. It's not that what you say is wrong, it simply a matter of perspective.

In my experience, those quick to point others as deviants to the norm tend to have their own skeletons on their closets, and that's most likely the reason to start this judging and stereotyping, to make others look away from them.

Some people ...

Some people judge others nonstop - often out loud about things of no importance at all, and others just don't know how to behave. I'll never forget one social event where one of the guests carried on and on about just how awful the hosts' curtains were! Why on earth she felt that itch to comment on the curtains, of all things, is beyond me. The complainer couldn't 'plead' lack of education for her rudeness- after all, she had a PhD.


Some people are insecure.

I suspect that many people find that judging others distracts from their own weaknesses.

People view others as they view themselves...this leads to judgement. Don't worry, their is a mirror on both sides.

I think it starts because of other people doing it to you when you're a child and then a person starts doing it to others (this is atleast partly true). I recommend that you read the book called "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," by L. Ron Hubbard, it has more information about this. I don't have time to discuss it right now, but if you have any questions, feel free to message me (Enagee).


most are insecure so they judge and make fun of others to cover up their insecurites.

And by doing this we as human beings feel better about ourselves.


What is the difference between bias and stereotype?

Biases are the opinions or beliefs that affect a person's ability to make a particular, objective and fair judgment or decision . In short, bias is personal opinion to a particular thing.

Stereotypes are oversimplified opinions that do not account for individual differences.


What are common stereotypes about Asians?

-They know karate

-They are awesome at math.

-They excel at some kind of instrument -- usually violin, piano, clarinet, flute.

-They are very studious and try hard to enter the medical field.

-They don't drive well.

-They have very strict parents (regarding school mostly).

-They have LOTS of relatives.

-They mainly eat rice.

-They watch a lot of Anime.

-Most girls in their childhood had a Hello Kitty obsession.

-They are anti-social sometimes.

-They get straight A's and straight A+'s all through school and college all through their lives without nothing never ever less than an A+ and an A on their report cards.

-People think that most asians are Chinese

-They speak like CHING CHANG CONG

-They love to abuse animals

Religion & Spirituality

What are the religious beliefs of Brahmanism?

Values Of BrahminismBrahmins practise strict vegetarianism and believe in one God. More information including past history to migration theories can be found on the site -- Hope I helped.

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umm brahmanism is about sacrafice and karma and impressing alot of gods its all about the vedas and the caste systems which sucks for people who are below the brahmans heres something that hopefully will make sense that my honors history teacher told me yo " by fulfilling your dharma you gain good karma so that in your next samsara your autman is closer to moksha with brahman" yeah boi that's what brahmanism is all about but ya its also the early form of Hinduism yeah i should be writing a paper right now about this but instead while finding info i found this totally wrong answer to ur question and had to make it right

peace yo!

Brahmanism means to get united with the universal spirit (atman connected with parmatma) BRAHMA GYAAN. It has nothing to do with outside worldly things like wearing some yellow(pitamber) clothes or having a pony tail at head. As per shastra or historically brahmans had a freedom to have non-veg. Although food has got nothing to

do with Brahma Gyaan.

Brahma is a state of mind. To reach Brahma is to experience a connectedness with the harmony and balance within the universe, and especially on Earth.

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Should you judge other people?

AnswerTo Judge or Not To Judge (7:1-6)

["To Judge or Not to Judge", that is the question before us. The proper

answer comes from a closer look at Jesus' words in James 4:11;Mt 7:1-6.;]

1. A chosen saying of many people is "Judge not, that you be not

judged"...It is frequently quoted whenever someone is pointing out the sins or faults of another. The impression is that we should never make moral judgments in what we see in others. Nonetheless, is that true? Is that what the Bible meant in the scriptures below?

James 4:11-17

11 Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He, who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is one Lawgiver, F15who is able to save and to destroy. WhoF16 are you to judge another? F17 13Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will F18 go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is just an instant compared to God's overall plan. y. 15Instead you should express, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that." 16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Matthew 7:1-6

1 "Judge not, that you be not judged.2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. 6 Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

If we see wrong in others, can we never point it out? I am convinced that Jesus' statement is often misused, that Jesus

Taught there are times when we must judge; there are times when it is pertinent and relevant to point out the faults in others such as adverse or unfavourable criticism or the exercise of church discipline.



1. Like pointing out a fault in someone else

2. Even if it be truly "constructive" criticism


1. Exercising discipline of any sort does require "judging"

others as to their moral or spiritual condition

2. Since such "judgment" is involved, some feel verses 1-2 rule

out any sort of church discipline

C. Such as exposing those who teach error

. Undeniably, it requires making a judgment in order to consider

whether someone is teaching error. Therefore, some people, in light of verses Matthew 7:1;2, believe we cannot speak out against those who teach error.


Another Answer:

No. But it's really hard not believe me, I think we all know that. What I do is just say to myself: what would Jesus do? But sometimes peer pressure makes you want to make fun of someone. No. Jesus brings this up on when He was speaking on the Sermon on the Mount. Here's what he says in Matthew 7:1-5 (NIV)-

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in you own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

There's a fine line, though, between "judging," which usually refers to making the determination about the eternal destination of an individual, and "observation." Catching someone in the act of sin is not judging; condemning them without knowing what's in their heart could be. Likewise, if someone says they plan on going to Hell, it's not really "judging" to accept their word.

Another Answer:

Judge everything and everyoneLeviticus 19:15 In righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

1 Corinthians 6:2-3 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?.

Judge notMatthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.

Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

James 4:12 Who art thou that judgest another?

Righteous judgment

The intent of "not judging" someone is really in "not condemning" someone for something you judge to be wrong. The Bible says: "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?" (I Cor.6:2) We MUST make judgments, literally every minute of the day.

The key is knowing "how" to judge. Paul judged the Gentile Corinthian church in the above passage and berated them for going to lawyers out in the world to litigate against their Christian brothers when God's true church should be settling their own disputes according to the laws of the Bible. He shamed them by telling them, in effect, that the greatest fool among them should be able to make judgments in the church. Prayerful search of the scriptures usually yields answers to most questions and/or disputes. God has told us what is good and what is evil. He never left it up to man to decide what is good and evil... but to decide whether or not he will obey the law God has laid down... or disobey it. It was Satan who convinced man that he is his own god who should decide what's good or evil for himself in Genesis 3... and that God can't be trusted. It's up to the individual to decide for himself whether or not he will obey God's laws. It's not a group effort... although like-minded individuals often group together for support and to help and edify one another. And the support, help and edification must come from the Bible... and be in accordance with it, or it's not of God.

God will judge all of us, each in our own time. He is our Creator who has every right in the universe to condemn our works as He sees fit - and He will.

Just remember this: the books of the Bible will be opened on Judgment Day... and we will all (Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists... all men, it doesn't matter) bave our works measured by what is written in the books of the Bible.

"...A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the Judgment was set, and the books were opened." (Dan.7:10)

"...I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened... and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Rev.20:12)

"...He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words, hath one that judgeth him: the Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." (John 12:48)

"...He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be." (Rev.22:11-12)

There is righteous judgment - and judging for the sake of condemning someone. It's a matter of the spirit.

THE SIMPLE VERSION- in other words the truth not sugar coated

Should we pass judgment on others?

simply put: NO

Jesus said to love thy enemy and love thy self. I'm not bible thumping so if you don't wish to talk about what Jesus said or did then remember this its my motto:

All things born unto this world are born with the right to life.

And we can't take the lives of others, or judge others.

ANSWERVery very basically: read ALL of Matthew chapter 7 - don't stop at the first verse. The word for "judge" and "discern" come from the same root: how they are translated depends on their context (It's like "test" and "temptation": lf you pass the test you've overcome the temptation, if succumb to temptation you have failed the test.) Get a concordance and follow every example of "judge" in the Bible. You will find Paul judged, so what about us! Look at judging from the point of view of us being members of a Jury: we are just to decide whether something is right or wrong, guilt or innocence, left or right, or whatever: God is the Judge and decides the penalty: we don't. And anyway, we are told we will judge in the Kingdom: how can we when we haven't had the practice on earth now?

Matt 19:28 [AKJV] And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you [ie speaking to the 12 disciples], That you which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matt 19:29 [AKJV] And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundred times, and shall inherit everlasting life.


What does breaking gender stereotypes mean?

Women wear dresses. A man wearing a dress would be breaking a gender stereotype.


How can you avoid stereotypes and prejudice?

Disconnect yourself from those around you who share those qualities and overall, try to avoid streotyping and being prejudiced yourself. Try and believe these concepts do not exist and that every person has beautiful unique qualities.

African-American History

Why are black people so strong?

This is negative, stereotypical and racist thinking. Not all black people are strong; not even a majority are any different than any other group of people. There are many very strong people of all races and there are many who do not have well developed muscles and are weak in all race categories.

For more information about improper stereotyping, see the answer to the related question below about why black people are tough.


What is a list of high school stereotypes?



How do you counter stereotyping?

You can counter sterotyping by first teaching children that all people are created equally and that we are all individuals. One should not assume that just because a particular person look, act, think, believe or behaves in a particular manner, that all people of that race, nationality, sex or religion will look, act, think, belive or behave in that same manner. People who have already been indoctinized with this type of perception should attend seminars or conferences that will teach them how to refrain from this type of sterotyping. Sterotyping hurts every society in a number of ways.


What are some well known stereotypes?

Well-known and incorrect stereotypes include:

  • blondes being dumb or having more fun than others
  • gay persons harming children - they are no more likely than any other group
  • cross-dressed men being gay - most are heterosexual
  • transsexual women being "hotter" than other women or preferring many men
  • various racist comments like saying certain people are more violent or steal
  • Asians always being the smartest - that is more of a discipline thing, not racial
  • men with long hair being hippies and using drugs
  • women with short hair automatically being lesbians
  • Republicans only caring about the wealthy
  • Democrats hating America
  • men only wanting sex

The above are untrue, and most are founded on bigotry, and everyone should be careful to try to avoid saying them. Then there are the animal stereotypes, such as:

  • cats and dogs hating each other
  • cats eating mice
  • elephants being afraid of mice
  • mice preferring cheese

How is a stereotype a schema?

A stereotype is also a schema because they are assumptions we make about people from first impressions.

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Why do people judge others in social situations?

Because most people don't understand the problem they face their self so it's easier to judge someone else and think they know everything ,when really they are in the same boat ,they don't want other to judge them and be made fun of or put down for their faults as well, so it's easier to hurt someone else instead of them feeling the hurt they have had done to them. Answer I think the people with the biggest issues are the ones who stand around judging everyone else in a social situation. Low self esteem or insecurity are usually present and they have to make themselves feel better by putting others down.


What are some stereotype about women?

They dont just sit on a chair all day watchin soap operas and eating bon bons, we dont act stupid, but if we are acting stupid around guys, we are stupid.


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