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ENG 101 - Stereotypes

2. Explore Your Topic

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic.  Here's an introductory article on stereotypes from the Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science.

Analyze Your Topic

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When did the stereotype originate or gain prevalence. Is the stereotype still being promoted today?

What historical, economic, media, or social forces shaped the stereotype?

Who benefits from the stereotype? Who suffers from the stereotype?

Where is the stereotype most prevalent? Is it a stereotype that exits just in certain countries or locations, or is it universal?

Why does society continue to promote and untrue and hurtful stereotypes?