Culture stereotype


What is culture stereotype?

It is the way of categorizing people in to the group and assuming that everyone who has the same culture, religion, values and race would act the same way. Stereotypes are generalizations based primarily on membership in that group without exception. Culture stereotyping usually refers to negative assumptions because it is unjust to individuals who vary from others in the same group or culture.

Whenever we talk about people from different culture, we usually categorize people into a group of actions and behaviors we assume that they would act in the same way. Stereotypes are rigid and fixed. Sometimes when the stereotype develops into a rigid attitude and when people’s belief based on wrong assumptions, prejudice occurs.

 Example of culture stereotyping:

  • Mexicans are lazy and came into America illegally  Stereotype-me
  • Africans are black
  • Americans are obese
  • Thailand is known as the sex tourist capital
  • Muslims and Arabs are terrorists.
  • Jews are greedy
  • Thai women are sex slave
  • Asians like Math
  • Africans are poor


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This is what I feel needs to change, as people shouldn’t be judged only by the cultural differences!

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2 thoughts on “Culture stereotype

  1. Stereotypes and any kind of generalization always feels innately wrong. It is so much easier to lump together a bunch of random attributes to ascribe to all people rather than to one specific individual or occurrence. I have been guilty of this with my own gender-which once I began to check and examine my beliefs it became that much easier to dismiss any other unfair characterizations that I held prior.

  2. Pingback: Stereotyping and general assumptions about different cultures…What is the difference?

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