Stereotypes

A “stereotype” is just another name for “profiling” — deciding everything about a person based on their looks.

For this post,

  1. Read the essay “Napping While Black (and Other Transgressions)”. You have a handout, but here’s the link to the New York Times site.
  2. Write at least 7 sentences about a time when you felt like you were being stereotyped or profiled. What happened? How did you react? How did you feel afterward? Have you ever stereotyped someone else?

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