Unpacking Iconic Images Make a list in your journal of the words and phrases that come to mind when you see the following images
Stereotype(image perpetuated without change) Stereotyping leads to racial prejudice because people are not willing to question, evaluate, and change “fixed impressions” Possible impact of stereotypes are: • Justification of negative impressions and beliefs • Unwillingness to rethink one's attitudes and behavior towards stereotyped group • Preventing some people of stereotyped groups from entering or succeeding in activities
Writing Topic Sentences • A Topic Sentence (the first sentence of a paragraph that contains content – your subject – and your position) explains to your reader what you will illustrate, show, or explain in your paragraph. It states the main idea of your paragraph. • E.g. Barbie on a pink background presents an image of women/girls that is unrealistic, demeaning, and dangerous to both girls and boys because it creates impossible standards.
Support the topic sentence with • Evidence (text, data, description) • Examples • Analysis