Furthermore there are times teachers question their students “Did I create a good environment, so that you can be able to talk and share ideas with the rest of your class?” Well, sometimes teachers cannot change this situation. The only people that can create a comfortable and happy atmosphere are us – the students. They are many stereotypes going in and out of every classroom. That’s why sometimes students can be afraid to share ideas, because before they were stereotyped as nerds. These days’ people are afraid to be themselves, because they fear other people. They don’t want people to think something bad for them. Secrets, thoughts, and ideas, are all held down. Stereotypes can be an obstacle as to how open you are with people and how you make people feel when you are with them!
Americans also used long-ago Indian imagery to bolster national identity. Local pageants celebrated . and state histories, incorporating Indian themes. Indian imagery was popular with groups trying to identify themselves with heroic past traditions—for example, Boy Scout organizations, hobbyists, and athletic teams. In reality, Indian Americans were participating fully in 19th and 20th century life, as consumers, employees, and as viable communities with their own cultural traditions, political operatives, religious leaders, and veterans of the armed services. They had revitalized their communities and cultural traditions. The Indian population in the region had increased dramatically. Non-Indian organizations that “honored” Indians by appropriating and revamping Indian symbols (headdresses, woodcraft, dancing, and so on) created “Indianness” that, in reality, did not represent Indian life, past or present.
Unfortunately, we’re influenced by what the media presents. Those of us who read recurring news articles about higher incidences of crime in our cities are more likely to feel unsafe, even if these articles are based on rare occurrences. Those of us who repeatedly see men abusing women on the television are likely to feel that domestic violence is typically perpetrated by men, even though there is evidence indicating that women are just as likely to be the abusive person in a relationship. Understanding the commonly portrayed stereotypes in the media can help us identify them so that we can avoid having our thought patterns influenced by them.