This content contains copyrighted material that requires a free Newseum ED account. Registration is required for full access. Explain that today you will discuss the effects of stereotypes in the news on individuals and the public. Start by asking the class to define stereotype, drawing on the AAUW blog post for ideas if assigned. A stereotype is a generalization or broad belief about a group of people.
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Skip to Content. Princesses and superheroes are great, and kids -- both boys and girls! But child development experts agree that kids need to see a wide range of male and female characters, displaying a range of traits, behaviors, and beliefs, in the media they consume. When kids see stereotyped gender roles portrayed over and over in movies and on television, it can affect the way they think about themselves and what they can grow up to be. These are some of our favorite movies that do just that. Parents' Ultimate Guide to
We need a nuanced narrative of African-American men, as well as black history, culture and life in America. We are individuals, not types. The lives of black men in the US have long been adversely affected by negative public perceptions.
If you've ever doubted that fat-shaming is something that happens every day, just listen to the hundreds of Twitter users who shared their stories last week. Blogger Melissa McEwan created the FatMicroaggressions hashtag to start a conversation about the inappropriate and hurtful comments directed at overweight people on a regular basis. Microaggression , a term coined by Professor Chester Middlebrook Pierce in , refers to small acts of aggression towards people of a certain group -- usually those of non-privileged races , classes or ethnicities. Fat microaggressions can be subtle, which is why others -- especially those with thin privilege -- may not be quick to notice or object to them.