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  1. stereotyping

    In social psychology, a stereotype is a generalized belief about a particular category of people. It is an expectation that people might have about every person of a particular group. The type of expectation can vary; it can be, for example, an expectation about the group's personality, preferences, appearance or ability. Stereotypes are sometimes overgeneralized, inaccurate, and resistant to new information, but can sometimes be accurate.While such generalizations about groups of people may be useful when making quick decisions, they may be erroneous when applied to particular individuals and are among the reasons for prejudicial attitudes.

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  1. Stereotyping

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Stereotyping

    An oversimplified perception or conception especially of persons, social groups, etc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stereotyping in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stereotyping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of stereotyping in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Johns:

    We've already gotten people off of the street, but I can't bring everybody home. I can meet them and encourage them and let them know that they are loved, i don't want to look at them in a bad way, you know. Instead of stereotyping them, I want to see what their stories are and treat them like human beings.

  2. Chris Rufo:

    Critical race theory is a grave threat to the American way of life, it divides Americans by race and traffics in the pernicious concepts of race essentialism, racial stereotyping, and race-based segregation—all under a false pursuit of 'social justice.'.

  3. Heba Amin:

    Based on previous episodes, they had made many mistakes and it was clear that they didn't have a strong research team, and so I figured this was the opportunity to incorporate subversive graffiti, what we are trying to raise is that regardless whether or not the show is fiction, it still has very dangerous implications because they're basically stereotyping an enormous region of people.

  4. Colleen Hanabusa:

    This is racial stereotyping. Does he greet others in their ancestral language ? this mentality led to a period in American history that saw 120,000 men, women and children, including my grandfathers, sent to internment camps after World War II.

  5. Corey Saylor:

    In the Jewish community, we know all too well what can happen when a particular religious group is singled out for stereotyping and scapegoating. We also know that this country must not give into fear by turning its back on its fundamental values, even at a time of great crisis. i am troubled, though, that someone who has so completely abandoned American values is polling so high.

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