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What creates stereotypes? ?

Is it the way society is? Or is it the media? 

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  • 2 months ago

    The media is society by the way but Stereotypes are a common observation so it does have some truth to it because it's a general observation 

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  • LP7
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Our childhood conditioning and environment outside of the home

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  • Bobo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is not society or the media--it is reality.  A stereotype exists because it stems from reality.  Of course it should be meaningless when judging an individual, but because there is truth behind it--it does exist.

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  • 2 months ago

    Kernels of truth.  Certain characteristics tend to be present or at least are perceived to be present on average in certain demographic groups, and those characteristics get exaggerated.

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  • 2 months ago

    i think people do

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  • Jo
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Often the media and distinctive parts of other cultures we like to pick up on and exaggerate. A lot of stereotypes come from derogatory propaganda cartoons from years back, showing a rival nationality in a conflict of some kind to be an exaggerated, negative caricature of the people they really are.

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