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Stereotypes: Myths and Reality: Start Here

This guide provides resources to research cultural stereotypes and strategies to debunk myths of negative cultural stereotypes.

Busting myths around cultural stereotypes: Research, Deconstruct, Discuss and Educate




National or cultural stereotypes can be described as "a system of culture-specific beliefs connected with the nationality of a person. This system includes beliefs concerning those properties of human beings that may vary across nations, such as appearance, language, food, habits, psychological traits, attitudes, values etc....National character stereotypes are [often] not even exaggerations of real differences: They are fictions.” Source: National (blog)

Honors in Action Project Guide, Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa, Honors in Action

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"When stereotypical beliefs combine with prejudicial attitudes and emotions, like fear and hostility, they can drive the behavior we call discrimination." --Hank Green, Crash Course

Crash Course (2014, November 17). Prejudice and Discrimination [Video File].


Crash Course (2014, November 3). Social Thinking  [Video File].

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