The one thing that opened my eyes during the teleconference was when one student made a point that stereotypes will always be there. There really isn't an easy way to stop people, or ourselves from sterotyping others. I learned that it is human nature to think certain things about certain people, they are thoughts that can't easy be tampered with. We can try to change our mind-sets, encourage positivity, and "buck-up" and take responsibility, but those things will only help. There will be offensive stereotypes, words, thoughts, but we simply have to try not to let them get to our heads. Try not to take them seriously, and move on with life knowing that some things will never change.
I think my biggest take-away from the teleconference was that even if we ban hate words it won't solve the problem. We can't control what comes out of someone else's mouth, we can't stop someone from thinking something. The only person we can control is ourselves, we can stop talking, we can change the way we think. Once we do this others will follow others will realize that there is no point in stereotyping, calling a blonde dumb won't make you any smarter. We can be the change!
Dear Sydney, I compleatly agree with that. We are only human but that is no excuse for the mean and rude thing we say. We are what we say, and the only way teachers and adults can stop us from saying mean things, is to tape us up and tie us to chairs. The change starts with you. The only way to change is for one kid, just one, to change the face of kindness forever. The only way to change ourselves, is to believe that we are what we say, we are what we mean, and if being mean to others is what you want to be, you should change. We all stereotype wether we think we do or not. All we have to do is stop talking, and make a change in ourselves.
One of the biggest takeaways from the teleconference came to me while we discussed the question, "Are stereotypes ever good?" I remember during the discussion we were talking about how all stereotypes are bad. Later someone stood up and said, " I'm on the fence, whenever I get called a nerd I feel like I'm smart but then I think to myself, I don't want to be a nerd. Also, whenever I get called a jock I feel like a sports super star, then I start thinking again. Am I really that stupid? That statement really stood out to me, sometimes stereotypes can feel good but other times that can really hurt.
One of the biggest take-aways is when Mark was saying that stereotypes can be good, because when you are in a tough situation you can use stereotypes to your advantages to make assumptions. For example if you had to pick an encore for your friend that was a jock and he wasn't there and you had to choose between gym and study hall for an encore you could use the jock stereotype to make a choice that he would rather have a physical class than a study class.
I learned a lot from the teleconference. It was interesting to hear what they thought about us and what we thought about them. We have also learned how stereotypes can effect almost every person. They can be very hurtful and very mean and can lead to bullying. But they do help us memorize things because we are so used to them. Overall, I learned a lot from our two teleconferences.
I think the most intersting thing I heard is how people get sterotyped from bullying. Some people said the schools should have uniforms. I totally agree with that because no one will bully them because of what they're wearing.
My biggest take away from the teleconfrence was talking about if all stereotyping was a bad thing because I liked comparing my answers to there answers! Also I strongly agree to the people who said that stereotyping was a bad thing because to me that is true. Even if its a nice stereotype it is still putting you in a box and that name will follow you and thats what people will think of you!!!
My biggest take away is that Stereotypes will always be there, and banning words or mascots cannot change that. Also, I learned that if people don't take stereotypes too seriously, then people might not keep saying them.
I agree with Caroline. I had the same biggest take-away.
Caroline, I completely agree with you, the problem with stereotypes is that so many people worry about them everyday instead of just going on with there life.
My biggest take away is that most of the stereotypes we have are not true and stereotyping will always be there.
One of my biggest take- away was no matter if the school decides to make everyone wear uniforms, people will find a way to stereotype you. Yeah you wont get stereotyped so much on what you wear, but more like how skinny or fat you are, who looks better in the uniform, or more on your personality.
That is so true, the stereotypes will never stop no matter what you do they will always find a way to put you down.
i did agree on "bucking up" and basically dealing with stereotypes. i agree with this because *at least in my opinion and experience* when you let something just roll off your back it makes you stronger and less likely to get torn down by harsh and immature words with peers trying to label you as something you're not. to me its best to just "roll with the punches" and let the comments build you up and not let them tear you down because the more you let them tear you down the more people will see it affecting you and usually the more someone will continue on doing the same thing. to me people will always find something about you that's not "perfect" and will try to use it to get to you. i dont think stereotyping or bulling or anything like that will ever end people will always be cruel to one another that's just how this world is.
Also, if people let it roll of their back, that person will less likely say something like that to you again, because they see it doesn't bother you.
My biggest take away was when we talked about banning out certain phrases and mascots. I learned that even if you ban something out, it will still be there; just like if you make something a law, there will still be criminals.
My biggest take away is that Stereotypes will always be around no matter what words or mascots we ban. Most of the stereotypes people say aren't that nice, and people shouldn't have to deal with them. But you should be able to stand up for yourself
Something that opened my eyes is that up there they have a lot of the same stereotypes that we have in the south. A lot of the names that people get called are the exact same as the words that are used to bully down here.
My biggest take away from the teleconference is that stereotypes will always be present in people's minds and that the only way we can weaken said stereotypes is by refraining from using them.
I totally agree with you, Luke. If we ban something at a school, especially in middle and high school, kids will want to rebel, and do something even more then before.
One negative takeaway I got was that stereotyping is worst when there is physical harm. I do not agree with this because words can hurt just as much.
I completely agree, because even though stereotyping is pretty much human nature, doesn't mean it can give us an excuse to physically harm someone.
My biggest take away from this is that stereotyping is a part of us. We can try to get rid of them but no matter how hard we try to, it will always be there. That doesn't mean we should just ignore the fact that stereotypes are annoying and hurtful though. We can try to decrease the amount of stereotyping, but we can't make it disappear.
my biggest take away is that stereotyping exist everywhere and about almost anything you can imagine. #pears
My biggest "take-away" at the teleconference was that some of the kids at Auburn had the same things (bullying, stereotyping, etc.) going on as many kids at Mattawan. I liked that many of the kids were very personable and shared their stories about their experiences with bullying. It helped me learn more about stereotyping.
My biggest take-away from the teleconference came from many different people during the teleconference. It had to do with how companies and their ads should try to stop only having one gender/race in their advertisements. I also liked how everybody agrees that companies should have more genders and race in their advertisements.
What really open my eyes in the teleconference is when I saw that guy drinking out of a sweet tea jug in front of us. When I saw that happen I was surprised to see that. I have NEVER seen someone drinking out of a jug like that here in Michigan. I wonder if that guy, who ever he is, liked drinking out of sweet tea jugs often, like he did in the teleconference.
The guy who was in Alabama who was in the group I was in said something that I took away. He was first like let me tell you I'm Mexican. Then he said most people think I wear different clothes because I'm Mexican. But wear different clothes, he was wearing khakis and a polo. I took that away and I don't just look at someone and say or think they should be wearing this or that.
My biggest take-away from our teleconference was that the words you use describe you and the way you act. You can't stereotype someone before you get to truly know the other person. I also took away that people can get offended by stereotypes, even if the stereotypes are meant to be good. For example, saying that all Asians are smart, could offend the people the stereotype is going to.
I think that everyone uses stereotypes in different ways some just to be funny and some in mean ways, a lot of people don't mean to use them they just don't know they are using them.
I found out that not all northerners are pushy and mean, there just like us.
My biggest take away, was that we all agree on stereotyping and how it affects our schools and life. It was cool to relate with everyone and have a nice discussion.
My biggest take-away from our teleconference was that we all acted a different way. You cant truly stereotype someone if you don't know anything about them.
There are a lot of different labels that people use at mattawan, some include white, black, Mexican, Asian, Jock, Prop, white girls, Black girls, populars, geeks, gamers and stoners
My biggest take-away was that people actually are affected by stereotypes. I thought no one cared. a girl gave an accurate description of a time she was stereotyped. she must have remembered it specifically.
I think the biggest take-away was when someone mentioned that Stereotypes won't go away. It's true, really, we can't remove the thoughts from our head, but we can use them as a template of sorts.
One take away that I had was just hearing what other stereotypes people have been put under and how they have made what they went through better for others who may be going through the same thing.
The biggest take away that I saw was when someone said that " you should buck up because those words that somebody said wouldn't effect you in life."
My biggest take away is when one girl told us about the black girl that wouldn't shake the white girls hand.
I think my biggest take away from the teleconference was that not all stereotypes are bad. I thought that stereotypes were just negative categories that people put you in but I learned that it can be either.
I think one of the biggest takeaways were that if we don't try to stop stereotypes, more and more people will get hurt and there will be more stereotypes. Other thing was that how and the way you stereotype other people really tells your personality.
One of the biggest takeaways that I heard was that if you don't stop stereotypes there will be more stereotypes and more people will get hurt.
A big takeaway that I had was how everybody agreed that stereotypes can be good but it depends on how it is used. If you use them negatively, like as a form of bullying it can affect somebody life but if you don't use it against other people it can be good.
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