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Moving Beyond Stereotypes to Understanding and Tolerance

November15

Discuss a time someone made an assumption about you. Was it positive? Negative? How did it impact you?

How do stereotypes impact the way we see ourselves and our personal efficacy? How might stereotypes and assumptions influence a person’s attitudes toward others? Look at some of the perpetual stereotypes illustrated in this film. Why might they be harmful?

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“Moving Beyond Stereotypes to Understanding and Tolerance”

  1. November 17th, 2015 at 10:45 AM      Reply Joseph Epps Says:

    Every one always thinks I am really weak because I am short. Well shocker there because of that I started working out. Now i’m kinda strong and people don’t think that about me. This experience kinda was positive because it made me change.


  2. November 17th, 2015 at 10:49 AM      Reply Lincoln Spear Says:

    People say sense i talk weird i’m stupid,dumb,etc. And that makes me feel bad sense it’s not my fault and it’s because braces messed up how i talk.


  3. November 17th, 2015 at 10:49 AM      Reply Emma Rentz Says:

    The video is restricted to watch.Please fix.

    Someone thought I would be bad at chess because i’m a girl.I ended up beating them at chess,and they realized not to judge girls playing chess,because a lot of girls are good at chess.


  4. November 17th, 2015 at 10:49 AM      Reply chadzmin Says:

    Girls are smarter than boys


  5. November 17th, 2015 at 10:50 AM      Reply Olen Mowrer Says:

    I wear glasses and because of that, everyone thinks I’m too smart for a 6th grader, and I am geeky, and should join the geek club.


  6. November 17th, 2015 at 10:50 AM      Reply Taylor Bloodsaw Says:

    People think people that look white can’t fight.It was not positive.It did not impact me. I punched them in the face and made them fall to show I can fight.He said “Dude,i’m sorry I said it” and he ran away.


  7. November 17th, 2015 at 10:51 AM      Reply Sharon Norris Says:

    When I was younger people were surprised when I told them I liked Pokemon and video games because I was a girl. The boys also wouldn’t let any of the girls play basket ball. They had to make the girls and boys play basket ball on separate days.


  8. November 17th, 2015 at 10:51 AM      Reply Leonardo Volpi Says:

    My brother jokes around and says that i’m stupid. I take it as a joke and ,make a negatives comment back. It is usually serious and then in goes down hill from there. It’s makes me feel bad every time, but when he says that i’m stupid it’s an instinct to say something mean back.


  9. November 17th, 2015 at 10:51 AM      Reply Melany Mathis Says:

    Some people think that girls can’t do things guys do, like playing sports. But some girls can, and are even better than them.


  10. November 17th, 2015 at 10:51 AM      Reply Nykeria Pass Says:

    I got a lot of Negivtive comments about me that was not true but it was just a lot of people saying stuff that is not true. And i got someone that said something postive about me that was you are nice and pretty but you are tall and pretty and that was really nice.


  11. November 17th, 2015 at 10:51 AM      Reply Hadiza Sarr Says:

    My brother calls me dumb and stupid and that makes me feel sad and really really bad.


  12. November 17th, 2015 at 10:51 AM      Reply Emanuel Benitez Says:

    I was stereotypes by Jesus that trip me and kick me and I stop and final,he is an friend.


  13. November 17th, 2015 at 10:52 AM      Reply Nicholas Emond Says:

    I have never been harassed for anything probably because I keep my head low and not get into a fights. I will show an example for it though,Ex: Asians get harassed by people saying you are chines even though they might be Japaneses.


  14. November 17th, 2015 at 10:52 AM      Reply caleb wright Says:

    well some people can be serious hurt by the thing that people say.Me as in myself i do not condome people being gay.Because it is a sen and it is just flat out descuting.But that is my personal belief.And with my personal belief most people dont agree with me but the majorate do.Some people riased in a house hold when being gay is not tallerated that is why.ME as in my self do not like or disagree with boys and men being gay.


  15. November 17th, 2015 at 10:52 AM      Reply Jose Gonzalez Says:

    My sister thinks I am ugly. It is a negative thing. I don’t really listen to her so I ignore her. I know i’m not ugly so it doesn’t affect me. Also i mess with her some times.


  16. November 17th, 2015 at 11:48 AM      Reply kamareona Says:

    it look good but why we have to do this


  17. November 17th, 2015 at 11:48 AM      Reply Maddox James Says:

    Stereotyped as a werido


  18. November 17th, 2015 at 11:48 AM      Reply kamareona Says:

    why do we have to do this


  19. November 17th, 2015 at 11:49 AM      Reply kamareona Says:

    why we have to do this


  20. November 17th, 2015 at 11:49 AM      Reply Andrew Says:

    Me football call my preedy boy and it made me laght


  21. November 17th, 2015 at 11:50 AM      Reply Raquel Says:

    One time someone called me intelligant and it made me feel good, brave. Becasue it encouraged me to do stuff when I was down. And that thing can be hard but you just keep pushing.


  22. November 17th, 2015 at 11:50 AM      Reply Zechariah Says:

    Girls stereo type me all the time they say i’m mean but when they get to know me they know how funny and nice i am.


  23. November 17th, 2015 at 11:51 AM      Reply Madison Says:

    Well one time my teacher in 5th grade said that she could tell that I was gonna be a good student because how I look and I was so quiet and I never really said anything but I changed now I speak up.


  24. November 17th, 2015 at 11:51 AM      Reply Iza Says:

    I was stereo typed when I first came to school people thought that I was quiet and shy and that I might not have any friends. But they got to know me they found out I was goofy and silly and funny and I had lots of friends. I didn’t really care about what they thought


  25. November 17th, 2015 at 11:51 AM      Reply tamoura Says:

    Yes someon ehas did that ,but it really dosen’t bother me until if someone says like oh did you know that somone talking about you.and it was negative but I figured out how to solve it.It made me feel kind of sad but I know I really just ignore what somone says about me,because I know im not oerfect.


  26. November 17th, 2015 at 11:52 AM      Reply Madison Says:

    Well what I said was a positive one and not a negative but still that is what happen


  27. November 17th, 2015 at 11:53 AM      Reply Samaria Says:

    well one day i threw a rock then a man accusted me of trying to hit him then he called the cops then i told the copes.Then i exsplain to the cops thati didn’t try to hit the man then the cop said stop trying to blame a kid for what didn’t happen


  28. November 17th, 2015 at 1:29 PM      Reply Angie Says:

    It made me feel bad because people tell me I’m short and I know that I’m short but I like people saying that I short It makes me feel sad and mad.


  29. November 17th, 2015 at 1:47 PM      Reply pyren queen Says:

    I think stereotyping is wrong its like says you got in trouble in the past and now your. Thats not true,because


  30. November 17th, 2015 at 3:01 PM      Reply Jose Says:

    people saying I know everything in spanish just because the way I look


  31. November 17th, 2015 at 3:03 PM      Reply Jada Says:

    When somebody made a stereotype about me like when somebody told me i was pretty.


  32. November 17th, 2015 at 3:03 PM      Reply Eden Says:

    It was positive be cause it said that I like what you do


  33. November 17th, 2015 at 3:05 PM      Reply george Says:

    i was smaller than the people in my grade


  34. September 1st, 2016 at 12:34 PM      Reply Nicole Says:

    I was stereotyped by the way look. Since I look so slim, people think I’m not strong.


  35. September 1st, 2016 at 12:36 PM      Reply Devon Says:

    People think I´m rich, but I’m really not. I don´t take it in a bad way, but people should not be judged by a color of their skin, or by the way they dress.


  36. September 1st, 2016 at 12:36 PM      Reply Samuel Says:

    Today someone stereotyped me the sub for the 8th grade senor Cuffy. He thought just because i had a hispanic last name it meant that i was hispanic.Im mixed with black and white and because my dad is from the dominican Republic even though he’s black.I never met any of his family so how am i supposed to no where that name came from but im fine with the name. I just dont like that people assume things about me.But im fine with the sub i told him i wasent


  37. September 1st, 2016 at 12:37 PM      Reply sadiya Says:

    It was positive because my best friends since 4-8th grade probably thought that I was nice and sweet because I was so quiet, but if you really get to know me, I’m actually weird and crazy .


  38. September 1st, 2016 at 12:38 PM      Reply gabe Says:

    I put on some glasses today and said that I look asian, and asked if I would do there homework.


  39. September 1st, 2016 at 12:38 PM      Reply Emmanuel Says:

    I get stereotyped daily for my weight and my height. People believe that since I’m small I can’t reach many things and I get insulted and laughed at about it every day. People will go out of there way to make me feel small and useless because I’m short and because of my weight people think that I don’t have endurance and I can’t go into place because i’m chunky. These are the stereo types I hear daily and there are still more.


  40. September 1st, 2016 at 12:40 PM      Reply Emmanuel Says:

    also i can reach a lot more that people think i can.


  41. September 1st, 2016 at 12:42 PM      Reply Logan Says:

    People used to think I was dumb because I was blonde. But I showed them I wasn’t because I got two Bs and an A.


  42. September 1st, 2016 at 12:44 PM      Reply Sean Says:

    At one time I was called a 5th grader because I looked younger than most of the people in my class. And I was in the sevent grade. Also I was 13


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