Stereotypes at home (Online Writings)

Come up with a list of 10 questions questions you’d like to ask your parents, grandparents or an older family member about their stereotypes. Think about specifics and give some detail as to why these questions, what you are hoping to learn, etc.


Last day to participate October 15


48 thoughts on “Stereotypes at home (Online Writings)

  1. 1.) How similar were the stereotype phrases and gestures from when you were in college to the ones that are used now?
    2.) Was stereotyping worse when you were in college than it is now?
    3.) What group of people (eg. whites, blacks, latinos, asians, etc.) received the most stereotypical comments?
    4.) Do you think that the world, especially the United States has limited stereotyping or is it an ongoing thing that will always be around?
    5.) Did you ever stereotype? If so towards whom the most?
    6.) Do you think that there will ever be a chance that stereotyping will come to an end and we will be able to see all people the same?
    7.) Has anyone ever made a stereotypical comment towards you or a family member that disturbed you and made you feel angry? If so, what did you do about it?
    8.) If you ever have made stereotypical comments in the past, do you still today?
    9.) What is your definition of stereotyping now, compared to what it was when you were in college? If it has changed what events or ideas changed your definition?
    10.) Was stereotyping a way of life when you were in school? was it easy to tell if someone was stereotyping?

    The reasons why my questions are asked the way they are is because i want to find out first of all if the world really is changing in regards to racism and two to find out if my parents/grandparents were stereotypical towards other people whether it was race, gender, or social class in school. I also wanted to get their perspective on what stereotyping is in their thoughts.

    • 1. Why do you think stereotyping is still an issue today?
      2. What were the general stereotypes you knew when you were in your 20′s?
      3. How did stereotyping change from when you were a child to a young adult?
      4. Did you think stereotyping was more common when you were at high school or college?
      5. How do people stereotype differently today than when you were a teen?
      6. Were you aware of the stereotyping being doing when you were a child? Teen? Young adult?
      7. How did your parents beliefs (stereotypes) of others reflect how you felt?
      8. How did your race and stereotypes made about put you at an advantage? Disadvantage?
      9. What were common stereotypes made of others during your era?
      10. Did stereotyping play a big role during your childhood that you were aware of?

      I would be very interested to hear the answer to these questions from both my parents, and my grandparents because they both grew up in a practically different world. From when my grandparents were growing up, to when my parents were growing up, to now when I am growing up, the world is a different place. Stereotypes still are very alive today, but go back 50 years and think about the difference in society and just imagine living in a world where the laws were based upon these negative stereotypes. I would love the opportunity to sit down with both my parents and grandparents to see the differences time has made on stereotypes.

  2. 1. What do you consider a stereotype to be?
    2. Do you tend to make stereotypical comments with or without thinking?
    3. Do you think stereotypes are different now compared to 20 or 30 years ago?
    4. Do you feel you stereotype now more than the past, less, or the same?
    5. Have you ever been offended by someone making a stereotypical comment about you?
    6. Have you ever offended somebody by making a stereotypical comment?
    7. Can you tell if someone else you are with is stereotyping?
    8. What group or race do you feel you or others stereotypes the most?
    9. What stereotype would you consider yourself?
    10. What group of people do you feel stereotype the most?

    I would ask these questions to get an idea of what that person considers a stereotype to be and get a feel for how they as an individual feel about stereotyping. Also to see if they think stereotyping has gotten worse or improved over the years and which group or race they feel is stereotyped most frequently.

  3. Do you think that stereotyping still exist in our world today, if so has it improved since you were a young adult?
    Has anyone ever made stereotypical comments towards you for your race or gender? If so how did that make you feel?
    Have you ever made stereotyped a particular group based on one sole experience with one person that was affiliated with that group?
    Have you ever had a stereotyped proven wrong to you before, or are you a firm believer in that all stereotypes are true?
    Which group do you feel that you have stereotyped the most in your past?
    Have you ever stereotyped a group unconsciously only to correct yourself after the stereotype was set?
    Do you use stereotyping as a way to explain or justify other groups behaviors or attitudes?
    Do you believe that stereotyping has become more normalized over the years?
    What do you believe is the definition of stereotyping now compared to when you were growing up?
    Do the common stereotypes that are present in our world today, were these the same stereotypes that you believed when your growing up?
    The reasons why I asked these questions is I am very curious to see if stereotyping has really changed all that much from when our parents were growing up. I also wanted to get their thoughts and perspectives on stereotyping and how similar or different it was to when they were growing up. Another important thing I am hoping to learn is if they are fully aware that they are stereotyping when they do it. I feel like it has become so normalized that a lot of us do not realize that we know all the stereotypes and we let those stereotypes affect our everyday lives.

  4. 1. Asking my grandparents: What was it like to grow up in Germany during the holocaust and be separated for being jewish?

    2. Asking my grandparents: Has stereotyping about Jews died down over the years or is it still just as prevalent.

    3. Asking my grandparents: Asking my grandparents: Were you stereotyped a lot during college/process of education?

    4. Asking my grandparents: Do you feel like you are still being stereotyped for being jewish when passing through security at an airport/other checkpoints such as international flights or boarders?

    5. Asking my grandparents: When you grew up in Germany, was stereotyping bigger in Germany or in the United States?

    6. Asking my grandparents: When raising your kids (my parents) did you try to keep Stereotypes out of their lives because you grew up with them and did you think that they affected your life negatively or positively?

    7. Asking my parents: Growing up with parents that directly came from Germany, do you think that they influenced you to look away or into race/stereotyping?

    8. Asking my grandparents: Growing up with people/leaders surrounding you, do you think that they caused you to not judge/stereotype others or do it even more?

    9. Asking my parents: When raising my brother and I, did you purposely shield us from racial prejudice? Why or why not?

    10. Asking my grandparents: Growing up in a country that was part of such a big war solely upon race, Did your parents when you were going up directly impact you/attempt to teach you about racial hatred or prejudice? or let you experience and learn for yourselves.

    I want to ask these questions to my grandparents/parents because I am curious what it would be like to grow up in an era with such stereotyping and racial prejudice. What it would be like to go through immigration and war that was mainly depending on race and what it was like to immigrate to a new country. I am wondering if my direct parents were affected on how my grandparents grew up and how they brought up them and to see if stereotyping moves along during the family tree, to see the direct relation that parents and children have and how stereotyping is evolved/determined.

  5. 1.) Do stereotypes from your past still affect you today? In what ways do they still play into your everyday life?
    2.) What types of stereotypes did you hold as a teenager? Did high school change these stereotypes for better or worse?
    3.) How have stereotypes of people changed throughout your lifetime? Did changes in society change how you stereotyped different people?
    4.) How did wars and conflicts affect your stereotypes? Did you ever hold negative views of races or religions based on a war or attack?
    5.) Were you ever the victim of discrimination or stereotypical insults? How did you deal with these comments and judgments?
    6.) What types of stereotypical jokes were common? Did you often partake in these behaviors?
    7.) Do you think stereotypes of people were worse or better when you were growing up compared to now?
    8.) Do you still agree with the views or stereotypes that you held as you were growing up? How did these stereotypes develop?
    9.) What types of stereotypes have been proven wrong to you? Do you regret holding those beliefs when you did?
    10.) What group was the most stereotyped in your hometown? Nationally? Do you think your geographic location played a part in this stereotype?

    The question I would be the most interested in asking would be the one about wars and conflicts affecting stereotypes. I would be the most interested because I think that these things do really change how people view other races and nationalities. When bad things happen people like to generalize the whole group instead of the one bad person. Many of these questions would allow me to peer into how life was when my parents and grandparents were growing up. I would especially like to know which types of people were stereotyped the strongest. I think this would be interesting because we could see if it has changed from today or if the same stereotypes are still going around. I think all of these questions allow me to see how my parents grew up and allow me to compare that to how we live now and what we consider the norm. We often assume that we are more open minded now than people were then but it would be interesting to see if that is actually true. It would also show how stereotypes possibly do change over time and society learns to be more open minded and accepting, or how they stay the same and society never really gets over some specific views of people and groups.

  6. 1. Were you ever uncomfortable in a situation because you stereotyped a person?
    2. Do you believe stereotypes to be mostly accurate? If so, which one is very consistent to you?
    3. How often do you think stereotypes get people arrested? Have you even known someone who was arrested because of a stereotypical assumption?
    4. Stereotypes are usually looked at in a negative light but have stereotypes ever influenced your life in a positive way?
    5. Have you ever felt silly being good at something or possessing a certain characteristic because it represented a stereotype you didn’t want to be part of? If so, what trait or quality?
    6. Why do you think stereotypes came to be? Do you think that they originated from the fact the most individuals represent this group of people in that way?
    7. When someone positively stereotypes you, do you feel happy even though you are being judge off of the rumors of others who fall into the same “group” as you?
    8. Which race do you think has the most influential (strongest) stereotype associated with them? How has this changed over the years?
    9. When you grew up over seas, were you judged differently than you are now? Which place did you live in that you felt most uncomfortable because of how you were stereotyped?
    10. There are some stereotypes that can become life threatening. Have you ever felt that you life could be jeopardized or at risk because of strongly opinionated people? If yes, how so and how did you get out of the situation?

    The main thing that I want to learn is how stereotypes have directly influenced a person’s life and transformed them into the person they are today. Question number six is probably the main thing that I want to learn from the questionnaire. I think truly understanding when a specific generalization came to be, and why people think it is okay to judge a whole group of people based off of physical appearance is what is so concerning to me. Understanding other views on stereotypes is so important. It could be the easiest way to change how you felt about someone just by getting to know him or her ideals and values. Asking general questions that require actual information about their life is a good way to get to the root of most stereotypes.

  7. 1) What kinds of stereotypes did you hear as a kid? How have they progressed?
    2) Which group was the most stereotyped?
    3) Did any particular stereotypes bother you? Did you feel that there was something wrong with stereotypes?
    4) Was your area very diverse ethnically? How did this affect the stereotypes?
    5) Did you feel that stereotypes were offensive when you were younger?
    6) How were stereotypes different in society then as opposed to now?
    7) Were there any stereotypes against you?
    8) How have your feelings about stereotypes changed?
    9) Why are stereotypes are relevant in the world?
    10) Was there a stereotype that was especially relevant in your neighborhood? Did you use these stereotypes?

    I would ask these questions in order to see how they were affected by stereotypes when they were growing up. I’d want to know if in their neighborhood or just where they lived was a heavily stereotypical area (in the sense that there were many stereotypes used). I want to see their opinion about how stereotypes are always available somewhere in society and their opinion on why that is. Also, I would want to see how stereotypes have changed over the years and see if they have really evolved.

  8. 1) What are some common stereotypes from your era, and what groups were they about?
    This question seems necessary to start off this discussion, just to get the background knowledge of the subject.

    2) How seriously did you and your peers take these stereotypes?
    It’s also necessary to understand what biases the remaining questions are coming from.

    3) About what age did you first become introduced to these stereotypes, or were they just there as long as you can remember? If you can remember, how were you first introduced to these stereotypes?
    I’d find it interesting to know just how normalized these stereotypes were, and how early in peoples lives they were onset, and how they got into the minds of my family members.

    4) How many people from each group stereotyped did you actually personally know? How well do you know them?
    It’s very possible that some of my family members didn’t know any minorities, other than the ones who were considered minorities at the time (like Russian and Irish immigrants), or that the minorities they knew weren’t recognized as minorities when my family knew them (some members of my family were greatly from Native American decent, but could often get away with calling themselves white, so they called themselves white).

    5) If there were any that you knew personally, did they fit the stereotype(s)? How or how not?
    Just to get an idea on my family’s perspective of everything.

    6) How strongly do you suppose the people stereotyped would be affected by these stereotypes?
    This question would be particularly interesting to ask my mother, who’s grandma was a Native American who was sent to an orphanage. Maybe her race played an important role in her family’s financial standing.

    7) How strongly do these stereotypes affect your first impressions of people?
    This would help me get an idea of the power these stereotypes have in my own small town, considering its where my grandparents ended up, my parents, and me.

    8) Were you aware of stereotypes against your group as a child/teenager/young adult?
    Considering the town my parents and I grew up in (and largely I think for my grandparents), they might not had to have been around many stereotypes about them (except for when people guessed my mom was from Native American decent).

    9) Where did these stereotypes originate from?
    Do they even know the causes of these ideas and/or beliefs?

    10) Have you noticed incidents that contradict these stereotypes?
    I’m sure there have been incidents for all of my family that contradicted the stereotypes of their eras, but did they give the incidents enough credit to disprove the stereotype, or was it considered an anomaly?

  9. 1. Do you feel as if you are a part of any stereotypes?

    2. Have you ever been emotionally hurt by a stereotype?

    3. What new stereotypes have you heard over the years?
    – I would ask this to see if any judgments about the different races have changed over the years and whether those changes are big or small. I am curious as to whether the changes have been for the better or for the worse.

    4. Did you ever judge someone based off a stereotype?

    5. What was the biggest racist judgment made in your neighborhood when you were growing up?
    – I think it would be interesting to get an idea of how the expression of stereotypes vary among different neighborhoods and what type of environment by parents grew up in. I know my grandpa on my mother’s side was incredibly racist where as my grandparents on my dad’s side were very accepting and tolerant people. Because of this, I feel as if I would get different answers from both my parents even though my parents grew up in the same neighborhood.

    6. Were stereotypes something you grew up being aware of?

    7. What race do you think suffers the most from cruel stereotypes?

    8. Have you ever done something within your business field based off a stereotype you were conscious of?
    – My dad’s side has run a business for many years now. I would love to ask my dad, grandpa or great grandpa if stereotypes have at all influenced how they run their business

    9. When do you think you became aware of stereotypes?

    10. Have you ever witnessed someone get their feelings hurt because of stereotypes?

    • Some of the first questions would be interesting to hear the answer too because they personally ask how stereotyping has mentally affected them. The fact that your father’s side owns a business would be a great opportunity to ask questions about any issues that arose between coworkers or interactions with customers.

  10. 1.) How would you define a stereotype?
    2.) As being an immigrant from another country, did you ever experience stereotyping? How?
    3.) If so, in what ways did stereotyping make things difficult for you and your career?
    4.) Did stereotyping frustrate you? If so, how did you deal with it?
    5.) Did you stereotype? Against who?
    6.) Stereotyping is a common problem throughout many schools, how would you deal with stereotyping to ensure kids that are in similar positions don’t become affected?
    7.) Do you think we will ever be at peace with stereotypes? Or is it impossible?
    8.) Why do you think people stereotype?
    9.) How do you think it affects people on a day to day basis?
    10.) Do you think our country has improved since your immigration?

    The reasons why I asked questions the way I did is because I wanted to find out what it was like being part of the minority population at such a young age, when it was acceptable. What it was like overcoming stereotypes and if it was difficult on a day to day basis. Also I feel that it would be better to get a person who is part of the minority populations’ opinion on if we have gotten better with stereotypes.

  11. 1. Have you ever been hurt/sad by any stereotype?
    2. If so, What kind of stereotype it was?
    I want to ask these question to my mother who lost her father when she was 5 years old, and grew up relatively poor family. I want to learn not only race related stereotype, but also “within” race.

    3. What kind of stereotype do you have?
    4. How different the stereotype between in the past and now?
    5. Why do you think there are so many stereotype in this world? Who do you think make these stereotype?
    I want to know how stereotypes change over time. So I may be able to learn co-relations of history and stereotypes.

    6. Do you think we are the recessive race of all? and why?
    7. Do you have any stereotype that you believed before but no longer now?
    8. If so, what event/things affected to change your mind?
    Unlike USA, my country isn’t multi-race society. It is very rare to see other race when you walk down the street in my town. so my parents have almost never talked, communicated with foreigner. in another word, they might have very strong stereotype about other race, or, they do not have any idea about other race. Also I want to know how they rethink about stereotype and reject it, without any communication with other race. it might be TV show, movie…

    9. Do you think having stereotype is bad thing?
    10. Do you think what we ought to do to abolish all kinds of stereotype?
    I want them to share the ideas about stereotype. I want to know the idea from people who are honest to me, and are well-experienced than I am.

  12. 1) Have you ever been stereotyped? If yes, what was the stereotype?
    It would be interesting to see what stereotypes have been pinned to my parents in the past or even now, just to see someone else’s view an opinion and how much it holds true.
    2) Were you ever stereotyped because your parents could not speak English?
    I would like to know if my mother was ever stereotyped based on her parents not being able to speak English. Since there are a lot of stereotypes against Mexican families, I would like to know if/what my mom was stereotyped because of her parents. And if so, what kinds of stereotypes were thought about her/them, if the stereotypes were racist/hurtful/untrue.
    3) Were you ever hurt by stereotypes against you or your family?
    Stereotypes based on you ethnicity or features can be offensive and hurtful. It would be interesting to see if either of my parents has been hurt by stereotypes since they both identify very differently. My mother is Mexican and my father is white. I would like to compare and contrast the stereotypes that have truly affected them.
    4) If yes to the previous question, what were those stereotypes?
    I would like to know if the stereotypes are based on ethnicity, gender or something else.
    5) Have stereotypes made toward you ever been wrong? What were they?
    Again I would like to see if these stereotypes were based on gender, ethnicity or something else and I would like to hear how outrageous some of the stereotypes are.
    6) Have you ever stereotyped an individual? Who were they? Why did you stereotype them?
    At this point I would have a good idea of how my parents have been stereotyped against. Now, I want to hear if my parents have ever been on the other side of the stereotyping. I would like to know if my parents have even been guilty of stereotyping individuals based on how they looked, dressed, what group they belonged to, what political party they associated with etc.
    7) Is it okay to stereotype individuals? Why? Why not?
    At this point, my parents will have said how they have been stereotyped, and if they have stereotyped an individual. Now, I would like them to defend whether or not they believe stereotypes hold any truth and explain why.
    8) Do stereotypes hold some truth?
    After asking my parents the first few questions I would like to see if they believe any of the stereotypes they have said/thought of in the time. I would like to hear their explanation of why or why not stereotypes can be held as true.
    9) Who do you think was stereotyped more, Mom or Dad?
    I would like to see what each of my parents say when I ask this question. I believe than both of my parents will say my mom was stereotyped more since she is a female and Mexican. To me is seems that most minorities hold the most stereotypes, but I would like to see what each of my parents say.
    10) As time progresses, do you think stereotyping has become more or less important (more/ less abundant)?
    Based on what they have lived through, I would like to see if stereotypes have become more abundant or less abundant in society over time and what effects they have.

    • These questions would be very interesting because it would be a different perspective than most could give. By not having parents that fluently speak English, it would be interesting to know how the past that directly effect how others treated someone. Things such as physical appearance are stereotyped on, and these questions would give a good perspective on that view.

  13. 1. What kinds of stereotypes did you grow up with? Explain.
    2. Have you ever been stereotyped? If so, what describe the stereotype.
    3. What stereotypes have changed from when you were younger?
    4. Which stereotypes have stayed the same from when you were younger?
    5. How has society dealt with stereotypes and racism in your lifetime?
    6. Do you think your own perspective on stereotypes has changed at all from when you were younger? Why or why not?
    7. How do you think your race has benefited you in your lifetime?
    8. Which race do you think suffers the most due to stereotypes?
    9. If you could changed something about yourself would you? Why or why not? If so, what would it be?
    10. When do you think you became aware of stereotypes?

    For all of these questions I would like to ask all of my grandparents as well as my parents because they all come from different generations with different stereotypes and judgements planted in their minds. My parents are both in their mid 40s so their answers to these questions would be interesting because they are more up to date with social media and networks like myself compared to my grandparents. I have grandparents on one side that are in their 80s while the other two sets are in their late 60s. It would be very interesting to see the variety in answers between both sets of grandparents. Another thing that would really intrigue me is how my father’s mom and her partner would respond to these questions. They are a lesbian couple so I would be curious to see how their lives have been different than my grandpa on my father’s side.
    Looking at how different generations view society and others is so interesting to me because it shows how simply growing up in a different time can change your whole outlook on life. I can only image my grandparents that suffered during the Great Depression would have such a different perspective compared to my parents or myself. Everyone in my family is white but we have all experienced such varied hardships as well as perspectives. My stereotype of someone is going to be completely different than what my grandparents think.
    I would also love to see their answers to question number six because everyone would have completely separate answers based on how different each individual grew up. Both my parents grew up in polar opposite environments so their answers to these questions would be so different which in interesting because they probably share the same beliefs/stereotypes/perspectives now. My mother grew up in a house with a stay at home mom and her father was a doctor, with three other siblings they all grew up in a very strict household. She went to private school from K-12 so she would probably in a white dominated community. While my father grew up with younger parents, one sibling and not as uptight as my mother’s childhood. He would take the bus to school and work while my mom rarely did that. As you can see, they both grew up in different environments which would have changed their views on stereotypes.

    • Having different views based off of environments would be interesting to gain more knowledge about past stereotypes. Especially households so clearly different, kids were probably raised with different views, rules and with different surroundings. These are the major aspects that shape stereotypes. Now that these two know each other and probably share similar views on things, it would be interesting to learn how their views were different in their various households.

  14. 1.What were the typical stereotypes when you were in high school?
    2. Did you ever feel judged by your appearances when you were in high school?
    3. If you were ever stereotyped how did it make you feel?
    4.What were the stereotypes of the neighborhood that you lived in when you were a kid?
    5. Do you think that it is fair that people get judged because of their race, gender, the school they go to, and the amount of money they have?
    6. Have you ever stood up for anyone that was being judged by what they look like, and where they live?
    7. What was the typical stereotype of a woman when you were a kid is it still the same as woman are stereotyped today?
    8. Who do you believe is affected the most by stereotypes?
    9. Did you stereotype people when you were younger so that person would fit into a group?
    10. Do you think the amount of stereotyping has increased since you were younger, or has it decreased?
    The reason that I would ask these questions is because I want to find out what the typical stereotypes were when my grandparents/parents were younger. Also I want to see how stereotypes have changed over time to see if they have gotten increasingly worse, or substantially improved! I would like to get a better understanding of what my parents/grandparents were like when they were younger, and if they took part in stereotyping. I know that when my grandma was younger there was a lot of racism that was going on in the world at that time. Therefore it would be interesting to compare the amount or racism that is happening at a certain time period, and the amount of stereotypes that existed then.

  15. 1. Why do you think stereotyping is still an issue today?
    2. What were the general stereotypes you knew when you were in your 20’s?
    3. How did stereotyping change from when you were a child to a young adult?
    4. Did you think stereotyping was more common when you were at high school or college?
    5. How do people stereotype differently today than when you were a teen?
    6. Were you aware of the stereotyping being doing when you were a child? Teen? Young adult?
    7. How did your parents beliefs (stereotypes) of others reflect how you felt?
    8. How did your race and stereotypes made about put you at an advantage? Disadvantage?
    9. What were common stereotypes made of others during your era?
    10. Did stereotyping play a big role during your childhood that you were aware of?

    The questions that I came up with will hopefully be able to give me a good idea how stereotyping was different then vs. today. Stereotyping was more common during my grandparent and parents generation. Today, people are a little more aware of stereotyping. These questions would hopefully allow me to determine how aware people were of the blatant stereotyping being done during these eras. Also, I want to see how people stereotype differently today because I think that stereotyping is still a large issues, its just done about different things so people are not as aware because it is not always as obvious.

  16. 1. What do you believe is considered to be a stereotype?
    2. Do you remember any kind of stereotypes from your generation that still exists today?
    3. Can you recall any stereotypes that were said in your generation towards people like you?
    4. Have you ever been offended by a stereotype? If so what was it?
    5. Have you ever offended somebody by a stereotype?
    6. Has a stereotype ever influenced your opinion towards a specific group?
    7. Knowing what kind of stereotypes were stated back your day do you think they are just passed down from generation to generation?
    8. Do you think the way in which parents raise their children affect the stereotypes that have become the current ones today?
    9. Why do you think we have stereotypes about people of different races?
    10. Do you think that one day stereotypes will eventually disappear? Why or why not?

    For these questions I would mostly like to ask theses to my grandfather who was born in the late 1930’s. Also, not that just the fact of the time period in which he was born is a factor but because I kind of already know that my grandfather does not approve of people color so it would be interesting to pick his brain about his feelings about stereotypes and stereotypes of his time. I would ask these questions to my grandfather because I would like to know what was going through the mind of my grandfather as he and his generation as they were growing up. Finally, I would want to ask my grandfather these questions because I am curious to know if he still believes in the ways of stereotypes because of the era in which he grew up in. Mostly, I would like to ask these questions to my grandfather but I would also like to ask these to my parents just to compare them to what my grandparents would say to what my parents would say and to see if stereotypes have changed across generations.

  17. 1) What is your definition of a stereotype?
    2) Were you ever stereotyped? If so, how did this impact your performance through life?
    3) What were the most entrenched stereotypes in society where you grew up? What do you think the reason for this was?
    4) Did your parents ever educate you on stereotypes and its affect on the people stereotyped? How did this play a part in how you brought up your children in relation to stereotypes?
    5) How are stereotypes normalized in today’s society?
    6) Have stereotypes on other groups of society impacted your political or social views? If so, what has been their impact?
    7) Are the reactions to stereotypes different today than when you were growing up? Why or why not?
    8) Have you ever had to disprove a stereotype placed on you? Explain.
    9) Do you see our country ever moving past the belief in stereotypes? Why or why not?
    10) Are all stereotypes as equally hurtful, or is one worse than another? Explain.

    I would ask these questions mainly to my grandmother, who is 75. She has a very black and white view of the world, which is just the way she was brought up. She grew up in the midwest so I am interested to see how where she lived impacted her world view. I would ask my dad these questions, as he grew up in Port Angeles in a different era than my grandma. It would be interesting to compare their answers. I would ask my mom who is in her mid 40s these questions to see how my grandma’s education (or lack thereof) on stereotypes impacted my mom. I want to see how my family would answer these questions, as they are not receiving any education on stereotypes to help them get a better view on the situation. I want to answer these questions myself, then compare to get a really good idea of how the US has progressed with stereotyping over the years. It is important to ask what the person’s definition of a stereotype is, since that is the entire basis for answering the rest of the questions. I want to see how stereotypes played a part in where my family has ended up and help them to see the impact of stereotypes on society, since we are a white middle-class family and we really don’t think about it all that often.

  18. 1. I would ask my Mom did she receive any stereotypes about being a young black girl who did not know her father.
    2. I would ask my Living Grandmother if she received ant stereotypes from having a baby with a man who didn’t stay in her or his child’s life.
    3. I would ask my Dad did he receive any stereotypes about being raised by all women.
    4. I would also ask my Dad about stereotypes he might have received from growing up in Detroit.
    5. I would ask my Grandmother who passed away what stereotypes she may have received from having more than 3 children.
    6. I would ask my Grandfather about stereotypes he might have got about only raising three of his kids in Los Angeles away from their family in Detroit.
    7. I would ask my Dad about the stereotypes of being a high school dropout.
    8. I would ask my Mom about the stereotypes of being a college dropout.
    9. I would ask my Mom about stereotypes she received about having being a black woman with two kids with different fathers and being a single parent.
    10. I would ask my Dad about stereotypes of being a black man who was not married to or in a relationship with the mother of his first born son.
    I would ask these questions specifically because my parents grew up in two completely different places and households. The questions for my grandparents are to understand their motives about raising their kids they did and how it affected them. The questions for my parents are also to see how stereotypes might have affected them after my birth and their separation.

  19. 1.       If any, how have stereotypes changed since you were younger?
    2.       What group of people do you believe gets stereotyped the most? Why?
    3.       What group of people do YOU stereotype the most? Why?
    4.       Do you think people put you in a stereotype, if so, which one?
    5.       Have you ever had to fight against a stereotype that was put on you? How did you fight it? Was it successful for you?
    6.       How do you think others fight the stereotypes that are put on them?
    7.       How do you think it affects others when you stereotype them?
    8.       How have you been affected by others stereotyping you?
    9.       How do you think stereotypes are started?
    10.    At what age did you first recognize stereotyping?
    I chose these questions mainly thinking about if I was to be asking my grandparents these questions. I think their perspective would be the one with the greatest difference than my perspective. I would then want to go through asking my parents, aunts, and uncles these questions as well. I think by asking these questions to different ages, generations and genders I would learn more about the history of stereotypes and the way they have or have not changed over time. Question number five has two follow up questions to learn more about each interviewees personal experience. I believe that everyone will have a stereotype that has been put on them. I don’t think that with where my family lives and has lived the stereotypes that were put on them will be race based but I would be excited to learn the other stereotypes they have faced.  

  20. 1. How are racial stereotypes different than when you were in school?
    2. Were you ever stereotyped by someone?
    3. How did you overcome racism as a child? Did you even notice it in Wenatchee?
    4. Where you went to school was racism at large?
    5. In Wenatchee what was the dominant race when you were in high school?
    6. Did you ever experience stereotyping as a greek student?
    7. Living in Seattle what types of racism/stereotyping did you see in the high school you went to?
    8. What was great grandma like? Being from such a racially corrupt era what was it like growing up with her?
    9. Being dark hair and dark eyed even though you are fully white were you ever discriminated against as a kid/teen?
    10. What was the campus at UW like when you went there what was the dominant race?

    I ask these questions because I want to know if the stereotypes are the same as when they were in high school and college. Coming from a town where Hispanic is slowly becoming the dominant race I want to know if there was the same racism/discrimination back then as there is now? I want to know what the dominant race was back then. I want to ask my mom if she was stereotyped because she was a greek student and if it was as bad as it was now. I think that its become worse now and I want to know if she has faced the same stereotypes as I have.

  21. 1)What sorts of gender and racial stereotypes have you bought into before?
    2)Do you have any prejudices against these groups?
    3)Have you ever felt stereotyped yourself?
    4)Has your prejudice ever crossed a line into actual discrimination?
    5)How have you seen stereotypes change since you were my age?
    6)What would your parents have thought of us having an African American president?
    7)Has a stereotype ever made you angry or offended before?
    8)Do you act differently around people you know are actively stereotyping you?
    9)Do you stereotype less now than you used to?
    10) Has a stereotype you believed been proven wrong?

    Growing up, my mom’s neighbors were incredibly racist against black people and every single year when my mom’s family had three black kids spend the summer, the neighbors refused to talk to talk to them until the 3 kids left. Today, it seems that would be unacceptable but I would love to know what my mom has seen since then. Before this class, I didn’t realize how much I stereotyped people so the point of asking these questions to my mom would be to see if she realizes her own biases too.

  22. 1. How bad do you think stereotypes are now compared to when you were in college? Better? Worse?
    2. How often would you see these stereotypes and were they worse in specific areas?
    3. What ethnic group would you feel was stereotyped most when you were my age?
    4. Have you ever stereotyped against an ethnic group yourself?
    5. Do you think stereotypes had an effect on how you were treated during your time?
    6. Were there certain advantages or disadvantages to being stereotyped?
    7. Have you ever been stereotyped yourself by a different race?
    8. Has being part of a certain type of race affected you for the better or worse?
    9. Do you think most stereotypes were accurate during your time and do they still exist today?
    10. Did you ever talk about certain stereotypes about other people behind their back to people who were not of that persons race?

    I wanted to ask these questions because I’m curious as to whether or not my parents had the same views about stereotypes back then as I do now and whether or not it affected them or anyone they knew.

  23. 1) Do you believe that you are stereotyped based on your current age? Can you give examples of stereotypes based on age?

    2) Are there stereotypes that you feel are unjust or unfair? Why?

    3) When you were young how were you stereotyped and how did they affect you?

    4) Are the stereotypes the same today as they were 30 years ago?

    5) As a veteran, do you feel stereotypes on wars the US has fought are more negative or positive today than previously?

    6) What group do you think is most stereotyped and why?

    7) Do you believe that the community that you were raised in believed in the same stereotypes as other communities?

    8) Do you feel the media stereotypes? What song, show or movie did you recall stereotypes being displayed?

    9) Were you ever stereotyped in the past or present that changed how you perceived things? Did it affect your life?

    10) Do you believe that there are always going to be stereotypes or do you think that stereotypes can be diminished?

    Being able to ask these questions would not only open the communication aspects of stereotypes but it would allow me to understand how generations have viewed stereotypes and how some have changed. It would also give a broader understanding of the issues surrounded by stereotypes. Knowing what other generations faced with stereotypes and how it affected their lives can assist me on being conscious of stereotypes. As the US continues to fight wars and the stereotypes that follow I would hope to learn my grandparents feelings and if they changed those beliefs of stereotypes. It would also be interesting to learn if growing up in one location there were different stereotypes than other areas. Learning about if they believed the media stereotyped would allow a perspective on their thoughts and if they understood stereotyping. There can be positive and negative stereotypes. Both lead to issues because individuality is lost and stereotypes are based on categories or groups of people. And most important one could gain knowledge on how stereotyping can lead to prejudice and discrimination.

  24. Come up with a list of 10 questions you’d like to ask your parents, grandparents or an older family member about their stereotypes. Think about specifics and give some detail as to why these questions, what you are hoping to learn, etc.

    1. Did you grow up with a particular stereotype?
    2. Did any said stereotype have a negative effect on you?
    3. Were there many racism stereotypes as you grew up?
    4. Were there any stereotypes that effected you in a positive way?
    5. Did you ever stereotype other people?
    6. At what age do you think you became aware of stereotypes?
    7. Have you ever seen someone hurt by stereotypes and then gone out of your way to make them feel better?
    8. Do you make an effort to not stereotype people you meet/see?
    9. Is there anyone you knew who fit his or her basic stereotype?
    10. Do you know how stereotypes came about?

  25. 1) Have you ever been subjected to stereotyping by being Greek?
    -My mother, father, and grandmother were in Greek life in college and I would like to know if they had to deal with similar stereotyping that is occurring presently as well as if they were being stereotyped.
    2) Did you ever conform to the stereotypes by being Greek?
    3)Were you ever aware that you were stereotyping certain people?
    4) Did you ever recognize when family members were making stereotypical comments about others?
    -My mother’s side is very Liberal and my father’s side is moderately Conservative so I am curious as to whether or not my parents and/or grandparents have ever recognized each other stereotyping people in a political party or the political party as a whole. My aunt and uncle have a strong dislike for one Republican president for doing his job by firing people who worked at an airport because they went on strike.
    5)Do you stereotype people based off their religious values?
    -Neither of my parents are very religious but I would like to hear their thoughts about others who have very strong religious beliefs. Many of my family members have gone to different churches but still my parents do not hold any particular preferences.
    6) Did your parents ever talk to you about stereotyping others? Did you ever consider talking to your kids about it?
    -When I was little, me and my older sister thought every black man was Michael Jordan after watching Space Jam. I think that movie was the only movie that we watched where the protagonist was colored. As far as I know, that was the only real stereotyping that I have ever done because I was not exposed to a very diverse population growing up.
    7)Are you aware of the stereotypes that are a problem today? If so, have you caught yourself using them?
    -Some of my family members may watch the news everyday and hears about all these stereotyping on an international level but I don’t think they are aware that they may have been stereotyping against minimum wage workers.
    8)Based on where you went to college, are you comfortable with all the stereotyping occurring against the rival colleges? Did you have any just reasons for stereotyping or did you stereotype other colleges based off of tradition?
    -Even though I’m a Cougar, I don’t like bashing on Huskies, Ducks, Beavers, or any other school because I don’t like being stereotyped for being a Cougar. Both sides of my family have gone to Oregon colleges, mainly OSU and U of O. My parents are OSU and aren’t very spirited but my cousin and her partner went to U of O and they are die hard Duck fans.
    9) By being lesbian, how has dealing with any stereotypes emotionally affected you?
    -My cousin is married to another women and they are both Mothers To Be, so I would like to know about how they have dealt with any stereotypes they have been exposed to in the work place, on the internet, or in general.
    10) By being a women in the business world, were you ever exposed to stereotyping in the work place or when you attended business school?
    -My mom worked in advertisement for a while but she hasn’t voiced any complaints about the hardships of being a single working woman. I wonder what it was really like and if she had to deal with any gender stereotyping or any type of stereotyping.

  26. 1) What stereotypes were pushed on you as a child?
    2) Did you experience different stereotypes depending on where you were in the country?
    3) What were your feelings towards black stereotypes when you were growing up?
    4) How have black stereotypes changed over your lifetime?
    5) Did you find it more or less acceptable to stereotype now compared to when you were growing up?
    6) Did you tend to hangout with people who were stereotyped the same as you?
    7) How were you stereotyped as a white male/ female when you were growing up? (depending on who is answering)
    8) How do you feel your life has flourished because of white stereotypes?
    9) Did stereotypes ever cross your mind when you were growing up or were you not even aware of how your race privileged you?
    10) Are there any stereotypes that you grew up with that are not around today?

    I am hoping to learn how stereotypes have changed over the years. Did my grandparents or parents even realize that stereotypes were in place? I wonder if they realize how white privilege impacted their life. I want to know if any stereotypes they had growing up are nonexistent today because that would show that we as a country have improved in the realm of stereotyping.

  27. 1. Do you know when a person is stereotyping? If so, how can you tell?
    2. Based on stereotypes in your community, do the people experience the same stereotypes as other communities?
    3. What group do you think would mostly use stereotypes, and why?
    4. Have you ever in a situation of being stereotyped? If so, how did it affect your life?
    5. Back then, were stereotypes typically the same as today? Why or why not?
    6. Do you act different when a person or a group is stereotyping? What was your reaction?
    7. In high school, did students stereotype another based on sports or did a student stereotype a student based on academics?
    8. Do stereotypes mean the same stereotypes from back then to today? If so, give an example of a stereotype that is comparable.
    9. Did your parents ever experienced the same stereotypes you experienced? If so, explain.
    10. What actions do people use to deal with stereotypes? And what happens after those actions?

    I asked these questions because I want to know how people feel about stereotypes. Many people experience stereotypes differently but their actions dealing with stereotypes could be similar. Society today experiences the same stereotypes from back then and oftenly contribute with violence. People often stereotype based on a person’s attributes like academics or athletics. If people avoid trying to stereotype, then consequences could decrease and there would be no racial issues in society.

  28. 1. Mom and Dad, when you think of stereotypes today do you think that they have gotten stronger over the years or that people have become more accepting of stereotypes?
    2. Grandma, what was the most common stereotype about white women when you were growing up?
    3. Grandpa, how has white privilege benefited you since you have been alive? And how did being white affect your stereotypes about other groups?
    4. Mom, when you were in college who was the most stereotyped group on campus?
    5. Grandpa, were you ever questioned about the stereotypes that were common in your era, or were the stereotypes over looked?
    6. Grandpa, in college were you ever stereotyped as being a “hick” because you grew up on a ranch?
    7. Mom, how has stereotyping shaped you and your values into the person that you are today?
    8. Dad, what stereotypes have lived on from when you were a child and are still around to this day?
    9. Mom, when you were growing up on the ranch what was the most common stereotype of people in your ranching community?
    10. Dad, how did your father’s stereotypes affect your views on other races as you were growing up?

    Based on the questions listed above I would like to get a stronger understanding on what stereotypes where like when my grandparents and parents were growing up and how they have changed or not changed in todays world. I think it would be interested to hear the different stereotypes my family had because they all grew up on farms or ranches, which probably meant they most likely had different stereotypes then most people. Then to see how their stereotypes changed as they moved away from college and into a more populated are.

  29. 1. What were the same stereotypes when you were in school that are still around today?
    2. Were African Americans stereotyped more then other races when you were in
    3. Were stereotypes towards Hispanics similar to what they are today?
    4. Are there any stereotypes that have changed or disappeared since you were in?
    5. Did you personally have any stereotypes on a certain race?
    6. Are their any stereotypes that you use to view that have now changed?
    7. Was the stereotypes in sports different then they are today or similar?
    8. Did your parents have any stereotypes that you disagreed with?
    9. Did your parents raise you to believe in a certain stereotype?
    10. What group do you think is most stereotyped today? Why?

    I would like to ask all these questions to my Grandparents because they grew up in the Midwest that dealt with a lot of racism. Also because my grandparents were white and had 10 children and then decided to adopt to Black children, one of them being my mother. So I would like to see their thoughts on stereotyping compared on what they are today.

  30. 1. Mom and Dad, have you ever been looked down upon for being in a mixed race marriage? If so what did the people do and what was your response?
    2. Grandpa Emoto, has being a Japanese man living in a primarily white neighborhood ever had a negative affect on you?
    3. Dad, do you think that in the future we will ever become a country that is free of stereotypes and racial biases?
    4. Mom, Have you ever felt offended by any comments or racial slurs that have been targeted towards the race of your husband or children?
    5. Grandma and Grandpa Emoto, have you ever noticed a time when your race had an effect on you receiving something because of a negative stereotype that is assumed?
    6. Grandma and Grandpa Erickson, how have stereotypes changed over your lifetime?
    7. Mom and Dad, Were there any stereotypes that you heard about as a child that had an effect on how you thought of a particular race?
    8. Mom and Dad, how do you professionally handle stereotypes in the workplace if they are being targeted at you?
    9. Mom, when you were growing up on the farm were you ever looked down upon or made fun of because of the farm girl stereotype?
    10. Dad, was it hard growing up in a primarily white neighborhood with all white friends when you were the only Japanese child. Did they stereotype you in any way?

    Being able to ask these questions do my mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa would provide me with benefits of knowing how our society has changed over time, in regards to stereotypes. It would also be an indicator of where my family has come from and how they were affected by stereotypes. I have never thought of asking these types of questions to my family, but after doing this exercise I am curious to see if my grandparents or my parents were ever negatively impacted by the stereotypes that are placed upon them. Hearing stereotypes about your race can help you become a stronger person, helping you to build a tougher skin and prove people wrong who have these ideas about you. I wonder if my parents and grandparents share this idea and if stereotypes helped to shape them into stronger people.

  31. 1. Do you think that where and when you grew up had an impact on how you stereotype people?
    2. Are stereotypes passed down through generations or do you make them yourself?
    3. Did you always stereotype people or did you develop it after an experience?
    4. Why do you think your stereotypes are different from mine?
    5. Do you think that if I was raised when you were, I would have different thoughts about stereotypes?
    6. Do you think that stereotyping could be eliminated completely?
    7. Have your stereotypes changed? What about when you moved to the US?
    8. Did you always agree with your parents stereotypes?
    9. Why do you think some people are more stereotyped than others?
    10. Do you still stereotype? Even though you no longer live in Bosnia and are surrounded by different people?
    My parents grew up in Bosnia where things are extremely different and they view people differently. There were also born in 1958 and lived in a very different time. I want to know how they stereotyped people and why they stereotyped them that way. I was born during a war in Bosnia in 1995 where Serbians were seen as demons, to put it lightly. Even know, after almost all reparations have been made, my family and most of our other Bosnian friends still refer to them in a negative manner. If someone acts a certain way, we will call them a “cetnik” which is what we referred the Serbians in the war as. Sometimes people say it as a joke. The soldiers were seen as evil and heartless, so we categorized ALL Serbians that way. I want to know if my grandparents and their parents before them influenced my parents stereotypes just as mine did. I have never heard my parents say anything vulgar about Serbians but I grew up knowing they were killing people in my country, so I saw them as bad people. If I wasn’t born during this time, would I still see Serbians and think something negative? Would it be the same if we were in a war with Americans/Germans/Italians etc.?

  32. 1. What were the certain stereotypes when you were young?
    2. How did you perceive these stereotypes, what actions did you guys take?
    3. Do you feel that the stereotypes you grew up with are gone?
    4. Did you ever have stereotypes for other races, if yes what were they?
    5. Did you believe in the stereotypes that were said about your race?
    6. Coming into America as immigrants, how were you able to recognize what stereotypes were, as Hispanics how did you translate this idea into your own cultures idea, and how much did you accept or ignore?
    7. Did you ever feel like there was a trend, or a stereotype that was common to your race?
    8. Did you ever feel like these stereotypes affected you, how did they make you feel as an individual?
    9. Did you eve feel like they were being racist, or did you ignore this idea?
    10. Do you believe these stereotypes affect your children as in me, do you believe that they will never go?
    ~ The reason why i would like to know the response to these questions from my parents would be to get a better understanding as to the action they took to raise us. My parents have always told me certain ways in how to act and what not to do. But i have always been told to always be my self. How can i be my self if I’m asked to do and not do certain things. All because my parents say that it will give the wrong idea of one of a race. I want to understand how one individual can respond for an entire race, and how far this stereotyping goes back. I want to know how my parents raised us with so many boundaries and obstacles that were put in their because of their race.

  33. 1. What were the typical stereotypes that you think regarding other races?
    2. Were you ever discriminated upon when you were in Malaysia?
    3. Did you ever believe the stereotypes of our own race?
    4. Do you discriminate against certain races? Are you biased towards certain races?
    5. Why do you think people come up with the various asian stereotypes?
    6. Do you believe that stereotypes are able to be removed from society?
    7. Were my grandparents discriminated upon in Malaysia?
    8. Do you think that Singapore is multicultural or racist? What about Malaysia?
    9. In the UK, did you encounter racism? Did you do anything about it?
    10. When people make racial jokes, do you think they are joking? If not, what would you do about it?

    My parents studied in the UK and I had heard stories that the British were particularly racist in the past, it would be enlightening to understand what my parents went through, and how they dealt with any possible racism encounters. Even though Singapore is multicultural, I still see racism, in that foreign workers would come to Singapore in hopes of a job, and we make racial jokes towards them as they clog up the buses and do not shower often. I never noticed how I was dehumanizing them until I took this class, and I would correct my friends and family if possible when I go back during the long holidays.

  34. These are all questions for my parents.

    1. What were the typical stereotypes when you were growing up?
    2. How do you personally view these stereotypes?
    3. Do you think stereotypes have changed or evolved with the times?
    4. Do you think where you grew up influenced your views on stereotypes?
    5. Did your parents influence any of your views on stereotypes
    6. Do you still have the same views on stereotypes today as you did back when you were my age?
    7. What role did the media have in stereotypes?
    8. Have you ever felt stereotyped based on your gender, race, or social status?
    9. During college were your stereotypes reinforced or did you acquire a more open mind about differences in race, gender, class?
    10. Do you think when I was growing up you forced stereotypes on me or taught me to have an open mind?

    The reason for my first two questions are to get an understanding of my parents stereotypes that I do not already know about, and to also force them to think about the stereotypes they have. The third question is to find out if the amount of stereotypes has increased or decreased and if there are differences in what the stereotypes are. Questions 4-7 are to find out what their stereotypes were influenced by. The next two questions are to learn about their personal experience with stereotypes. Lastly I want to know the impressions they had on my stereotypes.

  35. 1.) Have you ever been stereotyped in anyway?
    2.) If you have been stereotyped, how has it affected you (mentally or physically)?
    3.) What types of groups were in your high schools that were stereotyped?
    4.) Which group was stereotyped the most (ex. Whites, African American, Hispanics, etc.)?
    5.) Were the smallest racial groups stereotyped the most?
    6.) How was the stereotype of gender roles different from when you were in school compared to now?
    7.) How has racial stereotyping changed from when you were in high school to now; if it all?
    8.) Do you believe that we will live in a society someday where there will be no stereotyping?
    9.) Do you think that there is more stereotyping today than there was 10 to 20 years ago?
    10.) How has being a Mexican Immigrant affected your life when you came to the United States? (specifically for Grandparent)

    The reason why I’m asking these specific questions is because I’m wondering how time has changed our society and how stereotyping has changed along with it. From reading articles in class, I have come to the conclusion that stereotyping has been worse than it is now in the past and that it is starting to escalate again in the present day. Only articles can answer my questions to a certain extent. By going to the primary source it will give me a deeper understanding on how stereotyping was in the past and how it has changed to the present day. I am also hoping to learn how stereotyping has changed for my Grandma who immigrated here from Mexico when she was 13. For example, what types of jobs would she get based on her type of race and gender. Also, the types of name she was called. She has not talked much about her past and it would be interesting to know about her point of view of stereotyping and how it affected her if she was stereotyped in anyway.

  36. 1. What stereotypes did you see when you were younger that you still see today?
    2. Were the stereotypes targeting different groups when you were younger than the stereotypes of today do?
    3. When you were younger how common was it for young people to joke around using stereotypes?
    4. Have you ever felt like you have been affected by someone stereotyping you?
    5. Have you ever used a stereotype that proved to be wrong about the person?
    6. Did you grow up in an area with many diverse ethnic backgrounds?
    7. Have you ever stood up for someone who was getting stereotyped?
    8. Do you see more stereotyping occurring in the present or was there more stereotyping in the past?
    9. Why do you think negative stereotypes are able to be so widely used and accepted?
    10. How have you seen the negative affects of stereotypes throughout your life?

    I would use these questions because I feel like if you ask questions about what the past was like, you will be able to make connections between the past and present and how stereotypes have changed, and compare the similarities and differences between stereotyping now and stereotyping when my parents/grandparents were my age. I also think it would be interesting to see how the location they lived when growing up could change their outlook on stereotyping and how they view the past and present.

  37. 1. Mom: Did you ever have people judge you or assume things about you in high school because of your race?
    2. Dad: What was it like being Pacific Islander growing up in a very small town that was predominately white as a kid? Were you ever treated differently?
    3. Papa: What was it like moving to the US from Mexico at the age of 16? What kind of stereotypes and struggles did you face because of your race?
    4. Mom & Kurt: Have you guys ever faced racism or negativity directed toward you because of your inter-racial marriage?
    5. Nana: What is it like to look white but be full Mexican? Do you think you are treated differently because your race is kind of hidden?
    6. Mom & Dad: Have you guys ever faced issues finding jobs or getting vibes that people don’t want to hire you because of your race?
    7. Kurt: Being white, have you ever noticed some of the privileges that you have?
    8. Kurt: Growing up in Montana in a predominately white town how did you and your friends view and treat kids that were Native American or other races?
    9. Zane (my brother): as a young Latino male what kind of stereotypes do you face and how does it make you feel or effect the way you act?
    10. Mom: Did your brothers face more stereotypes and have more negativity directed toward them growing up than you did since you were a girl?

    Most of these questions stem from my curiosity about how race was handled and perceived when my parents and grandparents were young. All my parents grew up in very different areas and I’m assuming had very different experience s growing up. My mom is Mexican and grew up in Tacoma, WA which is a fairly diverse area, my dad is from Guam and grew up in a small town called Goldendale in eastern WA, my step-dad is white and grew up in Helena, MT which is a predominately white town, and I’m a half Mexican half Chamorro female that grew up in Olympia, WA that is known for is hippie-ness and diversity. So like I said, we all had very different situations growing up and it makes me curious as to how they saw things as kids and even later in their adult lives. I know my dad and my step-dad have had very different childhoods and adult lives and I’d like to hear things from their perspective and how race has influenced them and how they act. I am also very curious about how my Nana and Papa’s lives have been impacted by race, my Papa passed away in 2001 and I often times wish he was around to tell his story. Nobody knows a lot about my Papa’s past, not even my Nana so I would have loved to get to know him better and see what his childhood was like and how being a young Mexican male who barely spoke a word of English impacted his life and choices. My family has a wide range of race and roots so it would be interesting to hear things from all different angles.

  38. 1.) Is there a stereotype that seems to always be displayed on you?
    2.) Has there ever been a situation where you have been emotionally hurt by a stereotype that has been placed upon you?
    3.) To my grandparents – When you adopted Tony, did you ever feel as though you were being judged by people in your community?
    • My dad’s parents adopted an African American when my dad was in high school; Tony (the boy who was adopted) was my dad’s age. This was occurred in the early 80’s in a very conservative part of Spokane, WA. I would be curious if anyone began to act differently around them after the adoption of Tony was complete.
    4.) Where do you notice the most negative stereotypes taking place?
    5.) Have you ever placed judgment on someone else based on a stereotype you came up with?
    6.) What stereotype do you feel you fit in with?
    7.) To my grandparents – In what city where you lived did you feel in the minority and in the majority?
    • My Dad and his family moved while he was growing up many times, in fact around 7. I would be very interested in knowing in what city they experienced the most diversity in race; where they felt as though they were in the minority and in what city they felt they were in the majority. It would be interesting to know the different stereotypes they experienced between these two categories.
    8.) When growing up, were stereotypes apparent to you? Is it something your parents passed along to you?
    9.) What’s your definition of stereotyping?
    10.) Tell me about an experience where you found yourself placing a stereotype on someone without thinking about it.

    I would be very interested to hear the answer to these questions from both my parents, and my grandparents because they both grew up in a practically different world. From when my grandparents were growing up, to when my parents were growing up, to now when I am growing up, the world is a different place. Stereotypes still are very alive today, but go back 50 years and think about the difference in society and just imagine living in a world where the laws were based upon these negative stereotypes. I would love the opportunity to sit down with both my parents and grandparents to see the differences time has made on stereotypes.

  39. 1. (Grandparents) Do you think immigrating changed your view of other people?
    2. (Grandparents) How has racism been able to change and come this far?
    3. (Parents) Did your parents influence your views as a kid?
    4. (Parents) How has your view on stereotypes changed as you get older?
    5. (parents) Why has it changed?
    6. (grandparents) The year you were my age when you were younger, were times better then?
    7. (Parents) Were there any racism problems at your college?
    8. (Grandparents) Were stereotypes worse then or now?
    9. (Grandparents) Did you ever think we could have a president that was not white?
    10. (Either) Does having a black president change anything for you? Would it if it was in the 60’s?

    It took me a while to write these questions because if you only had a set of 10 questions to ask I feel like it would be hard to narrow them down, but I did the best I could. The first question I want to talk about is number 1. My grandparents immigrated from Lebanon in the 50’s and that is a feeling I will probably never have. It is so interesting because they knew nothing about America. They probably had preconceived ideas about everything including the people. The most interesting question though I had was about having a black president in America. I wonder what their answer would be and if there was ever a chance in their mind of a Latino or black or Asian president. Last question is if their views have changed as they get older. I know that my views have but that is a little different because I am so young. I would imagine that they get wiser and their view opens up a little bit more as they age.

    • I agree with your questions, I also think that people are not born with stereotypical thinking; it has to be someone or something to affect children to have the stereotypes thinking, may be the kids’ parents or people around him influence children stereotypes. If we can understand this point, we can do better to eliminate the stereotypes

  40. 1. Do you have once time that make a stereotypical comment to others?
    2. What is your first time to realize the stereotypes exist around you?
    3. What kinds of people make you a stereotypical comment?
    4. What affects you to have stereotypes to judge others?
    5. What will you do if you meet someone that you have a stereotypical comment to him? (such as your co-workers, classmates, roommates)
    6. Do you think that your stereotypical thinking have changed as you getting old?
    7. Do you think the stereotypes change as time passed?
    8. Do you stereotypical thinking to other kinds of people always right?
    9. Do the stereotypes become worse or better when you are young until nowadays?
    10. How to eliminate the stereotypes?

    These questions could make me understand which groups of people make others have more stereotypical judgment. I think people are not born with stereotypical thinking; it has to be someone or something to affect children to have the stereotypes thinking, may be the kids’ parents or people around him influence children stereotypes. From these questions, I could know that where did the first time of my elders to realize the stereotypes exist and what cause them to have stereotypical thinking to others. Moreover, I also want to know what are my elders’ idea about how to eliminate the stereotypes.

  41. 1. Do you think all the stereotypes you had in your high school still exist today?
    2. Do you think stereotypes have become more or less prominent in today’s culture?
    3. How exceptive were you of people from other social groups/ other stereotypes?
    4. Where do you mainly think the stereotypes had came from?
    5. Do you think our family is prejudice against some people because of stereotypes?
    6. Growing up did you know what stereotypes were and how they are offensive?
    7. Have you even personally been offended by a stereotype?
    8. Who do you think you learned stereotypes from?
    9. Growing up did people tell race jokes like they do today?
    10. How do you feel my generation is with the issue of stereotyping?
    From these questions I would want to learn about how stereotypes used to be in the past and how well they actually knew what was going on when people were stereotyping. It makes me think about how we talked about how the news said that the Jews dominated basketball because they were sneaky and tricky, at the time I don’t know if they knew it was offensive and just didn’t care or if they didn’t realize. How acceptable it was to stereotype publicly.

  42. 1. Do you think some of these stereotypes are negative or positive?
    2. In your college were stereotypes always misleading people?
    3. Do you think stereotypes affect you when you studied in college?
    4. Have you ever been stereotyped when you educated to me?
    5. Have you ignored the problems about stereotype when you met ?
    6. If stereotypes are negative, how to remove these in our daily life?
    7. Do you believe there are no stereotypes in this social enviroment?
    8. Do you think stereotypes affect me deeply?
    9. Were stereotypes always be negative in these society?
    10. Do you think there are some stereotypes idea in your mind?
    From these questinons I want to know whether stereotype affect my parents when they were young. And stereotypes are negative or positive in their mind.

  43. 1) Dad – Did you feel like stereotypes were placed on you while going to high school and, if so, did you play into them?
    -My dad’s high school was almost entirely black so I’m curious if that had an impact on him in some way.
    2) Dad – Being Greek, do you feel like others prejudged you and expected you to act a certain way?
    3) Dad – Did you ever place stereotypes on others who weren’t Greek?
    4) Grandparents – Do you feel stereotyped against for being Americans while traveling in other countries?
    – My grandparents have traveled to many different countries and I’d like to know if stereotypes are common in every place they’ve been or if it varies widely depending on the area.
    5) Grandparents – What were some of the stereotypes you were aware of before visiting a different country and did they affect your first impressions of people in that culture?
    6) Grandparents – Which races had the most stereotypes when you were growing up?
    – Seeing as race, and the resulting discrimination, is a social construct, I’d like to know if the same races that were discriminated back then are discriminated against today to the same degree or if discrimination has slowly shifted between races over the years and if they’ve noticed.
    7) Grandparents – Have stereotypes against races improved since you were growing up or are they still the same?
    – People keep saying that racism is fading away, but clearly it isn’t and I’d like to see if my grandparents would agree to a certain degree or not and why.
    8) Dad – What have you noticed about stereotyping that changes depending on where you are in the country?
    – My dad has lived in over ten different states across the country and I’m curious as to what aspects of stereotypes differ from state to state, if any.
    9) Parents / Grandparents– How do you feel when you play into a stereotype and why?
    – This can vary greatly depending on the person. Some don’t care but others may feel uncomfortable or even ashamed of themselves, even if it’s a positive stereotype they played into.
    10) Parents – After recognizing you fit into a certain stereotype, did you ever use it to your advantage to influence a situation? If so, why and do you regret doing so?
    – Most stereotypes are well known so I’d like to know if they’ve purposefully used one to their advantage or if they may have done so without even realizing it until later.

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