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Look deep in your heart and ask yourself a question Can you resist stereotyping The United States consists of immigrants from all countries All cultures like people are different and seeing someone who differs from oneself motivates us to stereotype or label for example ones way of talking dressing acting and so on Though it is impossible to avoid stereotyping the use of stereotypes may actually be beneficial in some cases We cannot avoid stereotyping because a human beings mind is created to observe criticize and categorize These tendencies were present in our everyday life and manners from time immemorial In addition some stereotypes may take roots from family beliefs and principles For example native people in the country may bring up their children to avoid another nation or immigrants by teaching them their assumptions and generalizations without any contiguity with the people This behavior in my opinion takes away from their childrens chances to acquire some knowledge and experiences by interacting with other cultures and beliefs Sometimes stereotypes open our eyes to something we have never realized They shape how we see ourselves and our values as members of our group and how we see ourselves as different from members of other groups For example Thea Palad in her essay Fighting Stereotypes described that she considered herself an American before her classmate showed her the view of Palad from the view of white American girls And even though she spent her life in America she didnt realize that she wasnt like white American girls in school But it was difficult for me to comprehend how people today could still focus on the shape of my eyes and the texture of my hair points out the author For a moment she lost her identity in society She wasnt considered one of the fresh off the boat kids who spoke their native languages and consorted in groups of FOBs Nor she was considered a
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