Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Like OMG Stereotypes Are So Stereotypical...


For those who don't know that picture up top isn't what stereotyping actually is, funny as hell; but no. stereotype is a popular belief about specific social groups or types of individuals. The concepts of "stereotype" and "prejudice" are often confused with many other different meanings. Stereotypes are standardized and simplified conceptions of groups based on some prior assumptions. So then by extension stereotyping is the action of using these aforementioned stereotypes and continuing the trend for years to come. I'm sure at one point or another we have all come into contact with such stereotypes. Whether good or bad; from the well know black men having long penises to blonde girls being viewed as ditsy; stereotypes are all around us, most more bad than good.




Stereotyping is usually closely related to racism but not to be confused for the same thing as it has varying effects and applications unlike racism which is usually centralized to a person's skin color or race. Most stereotypes stem from society at large and the impressions that are passed on from generation to generation. Here are some stereotypes you may or may not have heard of before:

Black people:
  • Like fried chicken
  • Only drink Kool-Aid
  • Are lazy
Asians:
  • Are all from China
  • Own a shop of some sort
  • Are all good at math
Whites:
  • Smell like wet dogs
  • Have bland tasting food
  • Let their kids run wild
At the end of the day all things in life are to be looked at objectively and as the saying goes taken with a grain of salt. Words will only carry as much power as you put behind them so the onus is on us as human beings to realize and act accordingly as such. Humor has many shapes and forms and most times can turn any situation around in the blink of an eye; just remember that one shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Get to know the individual through communication and their actions without relying on stereotypes even if they may be true for that particular person. Cause at the end of the day a stereotype can't be a stereotype if it's true...^_^


12 comments

Tahnee
April 6, 2011 at 10:35 PM

i really dont remember if i ever was. oh well

Zenbi
April 6, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Yes, i have met a few girls who look at me and my major and call me a virgin, how oh how did they see right through my facade and see the truth.

April 6, 2011 at 11:50 PM

lol. yea i got the typical oh he wears glasses so he is a nerd and deserves to be beaten up.

April 6, 2011 at 11:50 PM

and the famous all men are dogs and all women are gold diggers cant stop ringing in my ears. I believe i should do a similar post. probably on the morrow as i have done two post today already

April 7, 2011 at 12:36 AM

i was wondering if was only me realize such things

April 7, 2011 at 12:46 AM

believe it or not u are trained how to stereotype in airports as a customs agent ^_^

Anonymous
April 7, 2011 at 2:22 AM

but stereotypes are based in truth. So you can't completely disregard them

April 7, 2011 at 2:51 AM

yea but then if its the truth then its not a stereotype. its just a fact.

April 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

@zenbi lmao dude u show dem yea lol, well most ppl say tings n do tingss to get reaction from their peers sometime n dnt really understand wats being said at times

^_^ Chu

April 7, 2011 at 4:24 PM

It reminds me of how some people look at me now, that I am in France n I'm black means I'm African n I'm a criminal n should be watched! But when they find out I'm Jamaican ... weed!!! Yeah, cuz all Jamaicans smoke weed!!!

April 7, 2011 at 9:42 PM

lol yup Jamaicans always be high and happy.

April 8, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Poll asking: Have You Ever Been Stereotyped Before? ended with 7 voting yes and 0 voting no

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