We’re all in this together

Emily H. is focusing on cultural stereotypes, and her research has the least amount of overlap out of everybody in our group. For Inquiry Log 1, she talks on the stereotype that Native Americans are alcoholics. In this post she focused on why they are viewed in that way. Below is a screenshot of my comments on this entry.

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For Inquiry Log 2, she switches the focus to stereotypes of black women. Specifically, angry black women. But, is there really some truth in this stereotype? Are we afraid to admit it if we believe that there is? Why/ Why not? In the disney movies, were the minority princesses (Jasmine and Tiana) display stereotypical characteristics? Why do we react so negatively toward black stereotypes when we see them in movies or in the media, but we tend to take white stereotypes or other racial stereotypes more lightly and even find them funny?

Reem’s topic is most similar to mine. I saw a lot of overlaps in our posts and also in Ramel’s post. Reem and I are both focusing on female gender stereotypes, whereas Ramel is focusing on men. Below are my comments on Ramel’s first Inquiry log.

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One of the questions I had when I was first reading and commenting on this post was about personal experience. In his second inquiry log, he talks about personal experience briefly, but doesn’t provide any specific example(s). One point that I found interesting and thought about looking more into is gender stereotyping and its effect on work. In this post, he mentions that women are quitting because of the unfairness and inequality, which is supporting and causing more stereotypes. I think this would be interesting to look more into, as long as I will be able to find new information.

Along with the questions I added in my comment on inquiry log 1, Ramel also might want to consider who is creating/supporting these stereotypes? Who is to blame? Men? Women? Is it really even that simple?

Emily S. chose to focus on how stereotyping affects an individual’s performance and why people aren’t doing more to stop stereotyping. My comments in Emily’s first inquiry log are posted below.

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Building off of that, Emily might want to focus more on thinking outside of the box and expanding her inquiry. It doesn’t seem like she has created many questions from her original questions.

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