Unfortunately, racial stereotypes are so prevalent in Western society that even the very young exhibit signs of prejudice. Bush addressed the Republican National Convention in 2004, he called on schoolteachers not to give in to their preconceived ideas about students based on race and class.Given this, it’s inevitable that the most open-minded of individuals will have a prejudiced thought on occasion. He singled out the principal of Gainesville Elementary School in Georgia for “challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations.” Although poor Hispanic children made up most of the student body, 90 percent of pupils there passed state tests in reading and math.“I believe every child can learn,” Bush said.
Administrators and teachers would not have worked to give the student body the best education possible, and Gainesville could’ve become yet another failing school. While Bayoumi, a successful author, has taken the questions about his identity in stride, others deeply resent being told that their ancestral origins make them less American than others. public viewed Americans of Japanese descent suspiciously.Prejudice of this nature may not only lead to psychological trauma but also to racial discrimination. Although many Japanese Americans had never stepped foot in Japan and knew only of the country from their parents and grandparents, the notion spread that the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) were more loyal to the Japanese empire than to their birthplace—the United States.Words such as racism, prejudice and stereotype are often used interchangeably.
While the definitions of these terms overlap, they actually mean different things.They’re operating under the (erroneous) assumption that natives of the United States don’t have brown skin, black hair or names that aren’t English in origin.