What is a stereotype?

These assumptions are based on stereotypes. A stereotype is an assumption made about a person based on superficial (only the very obvious) criteria. You must always be careful not to use stereotypes and remember that each person is an individual and their personality is not defined by their ethnicity, gender or age. Assuming characteristics of people based on race is racism and through gender is sexism. Be aware of how composers use stereotypes and be able to identify them. Composers of visual texts will also use the cultural assumptions of…

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