Essay Preview: Stereotypes
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The world has hit a brick wall in human development. People have created a giant system that categorizes people and groups into classes. These classes are then broken down into subdivisions for peoples placement in the world, and everyones eyes. Stereotyping has become so prevalent in every persons thoughts that we now base everything we do on it. We base business, home, and social life on a stereotypical view that doesnt need to be present in life.
In “Dont Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments,” Robert Heilbroner states that, “Stereotyping is one way in which we Ðdefine the world in order to see it.” This statement proposes points that people dont just see people anymore, but the stereotype class they put them in.
Stereotypes that appear in the business atmosphere are the most prevalent to see. Some of these typecasts are women in the workplace in certain jobs and the type of job they can accomplish or gain with their level of schooling completed. Women are not stereotypically recognized by men to hold high positions in a company. Women could have the same capabilities and maybe even higher qualifications than a man going for the same position, but men label women to be less qualified and have less of a reputation in order to be head of a company. However, this is not true. We need to eliminate the labeling of women. I believe that peoples education should and have no bearing on what everyone can accomplish in a work place as long as it is within your criteria. Proof of this can been seen in almost anyone. Just because people are not good in school does not mean they couldnt easily build a car from scratch. Many people who live in the United States have no college education, but are still doing quite nice, and some even making millions. This type of stereotype on knowledge is a big part of my life because I am not good at school, but I can accomplish many things such as building computers and other computer based operations. I also believe that people shouldnt just look at a persons education for the job, but the skills that they can do.
The next stereotyping is that of the home based labeling. Parents always look upon the brother to look after the sister. This happens with my friend Brian down the street. His sister is older then he is by two years and heading off for college this year, but the parents are always yelling at Brian to take care of her and to watch out for her. The sister is easily capable of looking after herself, but parents insist and feel safer by having the brother watch out for her. Another stereotype that I have found to be very present in my life is that the oldest child in the family is always the one causing or making trouble even if it isnt them. Parents