Institutional Racism In Schools

December 6th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

Communicated stereotypes take many forms. Though I don’t often speak about nonverbal stereotypes, these absolutely exist. For example, three friends go to a Chinese restaurant and the two white friends get forks while the Asian friend is given chopsticks by the waiter. Additionally, silence or what is not said can also communicate stereotypes. This is particularly detrimental in high stakes situations like job interviews. The following article on the site Teaching Tolerance discusses how stereotypes can be communicated as part of institutional racism. Some of the examples highlight the more subtle forms that communicated stereotypes can take. Read the article here.

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