We see stereotypes everyday. And the funny thing is, not in real life, but in movies, shows, and other things like that. Some have become so popular that you don't even recognize them as stereotypes. Here are a few.
Blonde girls are always dumb and ditzy.
People with glasses are nerdy and smart.
If you're good at school then you have no social life.
If you're British, that means you are posh and you drink tea.
If a person is rich, they're obviously spoilt.
A girl with short hair is a tomboy and likes sports.
If I wear black, then I'm a goth or emo.
All Asians are good at math.
If you wear a turban, then you are a terrorist.
Athletes are stupid and don't do well in school.
All girls love pink and bows.
All boys like blue and sports.
You have to admit that you've seen at least one of these before, or maybe even agreed to one of them. Just because one person or a few people you know are like this, then it doesn't mean that everyone is. To be smart, you don't have to wear weird clothes and ties and glasses. To be athletic, you don't have to always wear sporty clothes and not be interested in anything else.
So next time you use a stereotype, STOP, and understand why it's wrong. And when you hear someone using a stereotype, TELL THEM.
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