Monday, January 28, 2013

20% project Plan

For my 20% project I want to do it on baking.  The 20% project is suppose to be on your passion and baking is defiantly my passion so it seemed fit to do it on that.  For my project I am going to record myself baking different foods.  I will bake a variety of different items such as cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and various types of cookies. Since all my baking will be recorded I will be able to show the class a shortened video of how I make everything.  I will also bring in samples of everything I make so that the class can see what they taste like.  I hope you enjoy.


America is a “mixing pot” of all different cultures, nationalities, holidays and traditions. There are so many different people in America and sadly that means that there’s a lot of stereotyping. People every day mentally judge and place people together into groups. Every human at one point or another has looked at someone without even really knowing them and placed them into a category. Although it’s definitely not a good thing, we do it naturally now. It’s hard to look at someone and not form a mental opinion about them. Sometimes what you think about the person is correct but most of the time it’s completely inaccurate. You shouldn’t place someone into a group without getting to know them first. For example you look at someone that’s blonde. Without even meeting that person you just assume they are dumb. Now if you really think about that you should know that a person’s hair color should not affect their mental ability. The truth is that there can be dumb people with any color hair. Another hair stereotype is that people with red or ginger hair have no soul. Now most people say that as a joke but the stereotype was still made. You wouldn’t look at a person with brown hair and think “wow they have no soul” but when you look at a person with red hair a lot of people think “soulless”. Although they may not seriously think that people with red hair are still stereotyped into the category of being soulless. Another stereotype is that all Asian’s are super smart. For some Asian’s that’s probably true but it’s not true for all Asian’s. Someone’s nationality isn’t going to make someone smarter just like someone’s hair color isn’t going to make them dumber. Gordon Allport feels that “The human mind must think with the aid of categories," Allport explained. "Once formed, categories are the basis for normal prejudgment. We cannot possibly avoid this process. Orderly living depends upon it. This process of categorization applies to the social world as well, as we sort people into mental groups based on factors such as age, sex and race.” I completely agree with Gordon Allport is saying.

Overall I believe that stereotyping is a very serious problem that happens every day. Although it happens all the time people are still hurt by what their stereotyped as. We need to learn not to judge people before we meet them and wait till after we get to know them to form an opinion. Instead of stereotyping someone actually find out what they are like. So remember next time you see someone with blonde hair don’t automatically assume they are dumb and if you see someone with red hair don’t assume they don’t have a soul. Everyone is different so it’s not fair to stereotype anyone. No one deserves to be put in a category based on how they look.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Resolution

I learned a lot about myself, life and the world in 2012.  One thing I learned about myself is that I like to be challenged in classes.  This year I am in Honors Geometry and I really like what we're learning.  One thing I learned about life is that it's better to be happy and excited than upset and grumpy.  If you live your life grumpy than you won't have as much fun.  One thing i learned about the world is that we can survive an apocalypse.
My new year resolution this year is to be in shape and stay healthy.  I really like junk food and in the winter I don't do anything.  I want to stay in shape so I can still play sports.