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Stereotypes are a big part of society these days especially for teenagers. Stereotypes affect a lot of teenager at our school. Writer and novelist, Shankar Vedantam, in his article, “How a Self-fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down Performance,” argues that though stereotypes are not his favorite genre of judgment it is one that demands to be heard. He supports his claim by first explaining that he avoided stereotypes throughout his life as it was first introduced to society and then made its way to becoming one of the most popular things of all time and know one even notices. He then explains how he eventually came to understand that he hates stereotypes, and finally warns parents that it is here to stay and that ignoring it would be ignoring the voice of a generation. McBride’s purpose is to persuade people to keep an open mind about both stereotypes and other new experiences that may seem foreign to them at first but ...view middle of the document...

Then we sorted and grouped by gender or ethnicity to see how different groups answered. These were the necessary steps for gathering the best data. We were able to interview a lot of kids in PLHS so that gave us a wide spread of opinions. I think that this gave us the ability to see what other kids with different skin color or gender react and deal with stereotypes.
our class has been investigating stereotypes at our school we have interviewed over 165 number of students. 79% of the students we interviewed were 9th graders. the rest of the students were evenly split between 10th 11th and 12th grade. 58% of the students in our study were male and the 42% were female. 46% of the students in our study identify as being white, another 33% identify as hispanic or latino and the rest were evenly split from african american, asian american, and other. students also identify themselves as students athletes and teenagers, our participants most noticed the impact of stereotypes when they were at school, but outside of class. most of our participants handle the stereotypes by ignoring them and by proving them wrong.
Most african americans in the survey said that most of the stereotypes for them are “no lifes and don't go far in life.” Most of the hispanics in the survey say that the stereotypes for the are “dumb, dirty, and don't go far in life.” Most white people say that the stereotypes for them are “rich, snobby, and really rich.” Most aerobics said that the stereotypes that applied to them were that they are “terrorists, feeble, no lifes, and close minded.”
Most stereotypes affect teens and young adults. Stereotypes have been around for a long time but just recently they have grown to be a more common thing then before. In our data we found that most teenage kids are affected by school rumors or sextuality. This is a huge problem in our society because suicide rates for teens a has doubled in the last couple of years compared to the 90’s. One in twelve teens have attempted suicide. This goes to show that stereotypes have definitely taken lives and that a big problem. In our school most of the hispanics say they have the hardest times with stereotypes because they have the most stereotypes.

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