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Stereotypes and Labels: The Impact on Society

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Some groups in the United States have certain freedoms or access to things that other groups do not. Social scientists examine the various degrees of privilege or lack of privilege among different groups.

- How are certain groups stereotyped?
- How does this stereotyping help to unfairly label certain groups?
- How is stereotyping used to justify their often inferior treatment?

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Some groups in the United States have certain freedoms or access to things that other groups do not. Social scientists examine the various degrees of privilege or lack of privilege among different groups.

How are certain groups stereotyped?

A stereotype is an over-simplified conception about characteristics or behaviors of a certain racial group. When certain groups are stereotyped, it is because people ...

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