Who’s speaking, please?

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‘Speak’ graffiti on a brick wall.
Photo by Brooke Novak/CC, Flickr

Who’s speaking, please?
Biases can affect communication

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Level 3

Many people have stereotypes.
A stereotype is a strong belief
about a whole group of people
and every person in that group.
You feel that everyone in the group
is the same in some way.

Positive and negative
Stereotypes can be positive.
“Women are warm and loving mothers,”
Stereotypes can also be negative.
“Teenagers today have no manners.”
Some of these are myths that come from our culture.
“Asians are good at math.”
“Canadians are always polite.”

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