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Stereotype Essay

754 words - 4 pages

Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and felt the pressure of your life drowning down their thoughts, felt that you are suffocating in their tight shallow eyes. But then again have you ever walked through a hallway without observing quietly every person that passes by and judging a book by its cover? Stereotyping, something done more than said or heard, a disease that some don’t even know they are suffering from. Looking at someone and saying or even thinking “ he’s stupid, because he’s black” yes that is stereotyping. Judging someone just because they have something indifferent from you, that is also stereotyping. Robert Heilbroner born in the 1919’s, a Harvard university graduate who studied economics for thirty years. He writes an essay discussing the case of stereotype.

Robert Heilbroner, in his essay “Don’t Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments,” justifies why the ideas stereotyped aren’t always correct. He goes on saying that stereotypes are “a kind of gossip” which makes us fit more into the life we think we need to live. He states examples of how names, nationalities and places blur our judgment. The problem occurs when we take these assumptions and we make ourselves believe that they are the reality of life. Moreover it wouldn’t come to mind that so many times a person could stereotype, without even realizing it, you may pass through a person and directly give yourself the write to create a story or a life routine out of the way he/she look or even on how they are dressed. He talks a lot about how our background affects the way we interpretation life and look at the world and all the sides of it. It affects how we look at people and how we judge them. Heilbroner writes “we begin to type-cast in our early years” which is disappointingly true as little children we always look at our parents and the people surrounding us to be idols of what we should be like. Our families have always influenced the way we “grow up with standardized pictures forming inside us”. When our parents let us learn by experiencing everything ourselves we learn to accept their stereotypes, and decide whether to...

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