Journal #3, now due 2/28

*Journal #3 will follow a different format than previous journals– here, you will respond to the free write prompt that we did not get a chance to complete in class:

Respond to the following questions:

First, in your own words, what does Steele mean when he uses the term “stereotype threat.”

Then, write about a time that you may have experienced “stereotype threat.”

Can you think about a negative stereotype that might be applied to a group that you belong to, and a time that you were viewed through it?

And/or a time that you were worried about doing something that would confirm the stereotype?

What did you do? What was your goal? How did you feel?

What can learning about “stereotype threat” show us about our own thoughts and behaviors?

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