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Proud To Be An American: Stereotypes and Prejudices Worksheet

A stereotype is a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment.

1. What stereotypes do you have of New Yorkers?

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2. Why do you feel these stereotypes seem to dissolve during the time of World Trade Center disaster?

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3. Why is it extremely important to not stereotype, or profile any given culture with those involved in the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers?

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4. Do you feel that you or someone close to you has been the victim of general public stereotyping; if so, how does that make you feel?

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