Sophia Angelis - Capstone
What’s a stereotype? A stereotype is clearly defined as “a perceived notion about someone, especially about a group of people”. Teenage life isn’t easy. Being gay isn’t easier. Many gay people growing up and as an adult can face many acts of discrimination and stereotypical interactions with others. Throughout this project will be many voices on stereotypes and experiences with being stereotyped and discriminated within the system. Hopefully, this project will help people everywhere understand more about what stereotyping is and how it is used everywhere. Samantha and I have created a movie, nonetheless, created by 2 female lesbians in an interracial relationship, focusing on stereotypes, what the view of stereotypes are considered at SLA@Beeber, and the experiences Samantha had in the work-field. We share our stories to educate the world on stereotyping and just because we only have 2 stories to broadcast, does not mean that hundreds of people all over the world aren’t. It’s an epidemic that needs to be controlled and stopped. Imagine if it were you getting stereotyped out of a job, or school when you needed it the most.
Our goal in creating this Capstone was to educate the minds of children, adults, mothers and fathers, teachers, etc all over this country, and hopefully, the world, to become more open-minded and not to just judge people on what they look like from the first glance. If we all came together and got to know one another before stereotyping, the world could actually become a better place. Not all black people steal. Not all white people hate black people. Not all Muslims are terrorists. Not all Greeks eat baklava. Not all Asians get straight A’s. Stop the stereotyping.
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