A student emailed us to ask: "I chose stereotyping instead of discrimination because the last part of the question mentions that the professor made assumptions about minority students. Although there is also mention of how he acts towards them, I eliminated discrimination because their actions are not negative. If they speak in shorter sentences and give more instructions (in this context I'm assuming it is to make things clearer) then their actions don't harm the student; if anything they help them"
Discrimination doesn't have to be harmful or negative, it merely conveys that you are treating one group of people differently from another. In this case I would definitely say it IS negative, since speaking in shorter sentences and giving more instructions implies that these minority female students need the additional help. However, even if we were to read this as a more "positive" form of discrimination, it would not be any less discriminatory.
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