Stereotypes Generationally

Although stereotyping has always existed, the social atmosphere as a whole is ever changing. With the quick growth of technology, people from all over the world can interact and communicate more easily. How does technology influence stereotyping? With a developing body of knowledge about stereotyping we can better understand how the process works and possible avenues to explore with the purpose of combatting it. Some theorize that exposure to different cultural groups would lessen the tendency to stereotype. The internet provides a method of connecting people (albeit the interactions are not in person). The internet also provides the means to propagate information and messages that reinforce or encourage stereotypes. With all of this information, it would be interesting to see how exactly people are affected by the use of the internet.


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