Ppl who belong to stigmatized groups don t all have lower self esteem. Class overview y the target s perspective y a model of stigma y the self-protective properties of stigma y moderating characteristics y negative consequences of stigma defenses2 y movie time (if time permits) Clark study has been used as evidence of prejudices effects. Change of perspective - focusing on target s perspective. Story of matthew sheppard a young gay dude in wyoming, usa. He went to a gay bar and was specifically targeted and robbed by 2 other men, beat and left for dead on a farm -in the us, crimes against gays aren t harshly punished. The laramie project a play about this story. The lion s story will never be told as long as the hunter is telling the story . Stigma y possession of a trait/characteristic that is devalued by society.