week 9

How common do you think racial stereotyping is?  Growing up as a child, did you ever hear those around you expressing racial stereotypes of any kind?  Do you think it is possible to live in American society without racially stereotyping others?  In other words, is stereotyping inevitable?  Why/why not? 

How can stereotypes serve both negative and positive functions?  Provide examples.  In your opinion, do the positive functions justify the use of racial stereotypes?

If our society wanted to reduce the amount of racial stereotyping, what could we do to try to address this problem?  In other words, can you think of any possible solutions?

no quotation needed. around 300 words