Here are some of the different types of stereotyping.
-Teen's often get stereotyped because often times there are teenagers who are up to no good. People think that if there
are teens who do drugs or who steal that there must be more out there so when a teenager walks into a store it's obvious that
the people that work there watch them instead of the mom with her 6-year-old.
-These days, due to September 11th, a lot of people stereotype people from Iraq and those countries around there. Lots
of people think that since the terrorists of September 11th were from foreign countries, that there are more people who will
terrorize something so they double-check them at airports and they're stopped frequently by police for nothing. That's not
fair especially considering so many of the people from those countries are here because they're trying to escape their own
-Often cheerleaders are stereotyped at their schools for being the popular, mean girls. Now often times there are
the popular, mean girls on the cheerleading team but more often the people are just doing what they like to do and that is
cheer. Not every single girl on a cheerleading team is mean or popular, that's just a stereotype.
-There are tons of different stereotypes at highschools between kids. If a person wears clothes that look older or don't
match or they look old, people say that they don't have any money so they must not be cool or they must be geeky. If a girl
wears clothes that show more skin then normal, they are considered either "cool" or skimpy. If a boy wears his pants really
low or his shirts really long he is considered a bully or one of the people who's tough so you better watch out. It sounds
kind of lame but a lot of the time, that's really what people think.
-There's been a stereotype against womena for years saying that women were meant to stay at home and take care of the
house and the kids while the husband made the money. There was even a law saying that women weren't aloud to work, only men
could. In some countries, there are still laws taking away womens rights. Think about it. We would only be half as far as
we are now without women.