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  • It makes you ignore individuals and differences

    Think about your friends, your families, your colleagues. Are they unique and different? Of course you would answer yes, and maybe even tell me that nobody is the same. But... Really? Do you really think that when you think of African Americans? Asians? Do you picture hundreds of unique people in your head or just one face and multiply it by 100? Stereotype makes people starts to ignore details and uniqueness, and instead only focus on the big idea which is usually not true. People stereotypes others negatively and the group of people being stereotyped will start to actually act like that. I have an Asian friend who is really bad at math, but someone kept saying that Asians should be good at it. So she tried and studied really hard, and became someone that others said she should be. People could be easily influenced by others, and so everyone will be the same. That was just a mild example, serious ones could be about non-violent people becoming violent, which makes more people believe that group of people is violent, and then that group of people becomes that way, so then it becomes a vicious cycle.  People need to be themselves and not how the world expects them to be.

  • Stereotyping puts a divide amongst our society

    Stereotyping is a harmful and hurtful way of labelling groups of people and is a means of dividing groups in society. I am a blonde yet predicted many A*'s in my GCSE's and i am more clever than many of my brunette friends. It also encourages people to judge a person based on their appearence, which comes from the well-known saying 'don't judge a book by it's cover'. People become pressured into to being someone they are not. I agree sometimes people don't take it personally and many see it as a joke or a bit of fun, honestly i am not offended when people say i'm dumb, because it isn't true? But look, over 75% agree it to be a negative thing, and 25% see it as positive, and that minority are probably the ones who don't fit into a stereotype, and are the ones who most commonly use them to judge people. I hope everyone can understand my viewpoint.

  • Stereotypes are wrong

    People aren't all the same. If you see an Asian person and walk up to them like "Asians are SO smart". Like wtf no, thats untrue what if this person is not so great in math? Exactly you're to busy make dumb assumptions w/o actually getting to know this person.

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  • It is wrong

    Stereotyping is bad and not right.How could you judge someone if you don't even know them. You never know what that person is going through. S T E R E O T Y P I N G I S B A D. D O N T D O I T

  • STOP STEREOTYPING!!! Its bad

    Stereotyping people is not good because people can get pressured into being like their 'stereotype' people need to be themselves and not how the world expects them to be! How would you like it if someone came up to you and said you only care about your looks because your blonde or if someone says your hated by society if your a goth if someone does stereotype you tell them to go away and think about the stereotypes that come from their race, culture or beliefs!! This NEEDS to stop!!! Thank you.

  • Stop stereotyping without getting to know them

    On the "no" side, people keep saying that stereotyping is not wrong because it's true for some people. Well just because it's true doesn't mean that it's not wrong to stereotype. Is bullying someone okay because sometimes what the bully is saying about a person is true? No. I'm Asian, and I'm not that good at math. Is it okay for other people to judge me because of that? No. Just because it's true for some people doesn't mean it's true for all.
    I'm not saying that we should all stop stereotyping. We can't. A lot of us are unconsciously biased about certain kinds of people. I think that we could learn what our biases are and learn to stop making more biases.

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  • It is necessary

    Stereotyping is necessary for human interaction and communication. When you enter a room full of hundreds of people how do you choose who is most likely to match who you are? You judge a book by its cover. It would be impossible to go around talking to everyone in the world and take weeks to get to know them. This process is made infinitely more efficient by stereotyping people based on their looks and actions, and will more often than not lead you to what you're looking for.

  • No, Serves A Purpose?

    No, stereotyping is not wrong. Unfortunate as it is, stereotyping is a part of law enforcement as there are some races and economic levels more prone to violence than others. While society recognizes there are good and bad in every level and ethnicity, the cold hard fact is that as long as crime and terrorism continue to run rampant, stereotyping will continue to be a part of life.

  • Simple preliminary judgement

    Stereotyping only becomes wrong after one has met the individual and can fairly gauge the persons temperament/morals. Beforehand it's almost always based one previous encounters which is an accurate and acceptable logic regarding anything but race. If you've been robbed by multiple black folk you have a reason to be cautious

  • It's the truth

    There is nothing wrong about telling the truth about something, someone or whatever. Think about it...Have you ever seen an African-American that did something good and didn't just care about hip-hop or how cool they look or making up or saying lazy words? (Yo, homie, swag, nae-nae) No! It's the truth!

  • There is some truth to all stereotypes

    Stereotypes do not necessarily represent a group or community as a whole. Nor do stereotypes represent a single person or individual member of a group or community.

    Stereotypes are a generalization (right or wrong) of a particular group or community. An example would be: 'Stereo-typically, people that travel south for the winter are older and retired' This is an absolute fair statement to make because as I stated in the headline, there is some truth to it.

    It is very simple to exchange the verbiage 'Stereo-typically or any variation of the word Stereotype' with 'Generally speaking'. 'Generally speaking, people that travel south for the winter are older and retired'

    There is nothing wrong with generalizing a group of people. Here is another one 'Generally speaking (Stereo-typically) politicians twist the truth to better their chances at winning an election'. That does not mean that ALL politicians OR ONE politician twists the truth. It means that there is a percentage that is >1% and <100% that twist the truth.

    A stereotype is something that, over time, has been observed to be in some instances either true or false about a group of people, community, or, for that matter, a particular breed of dog. Stereotyping pit bulls, for example, to be more aggressive than other breeds provides people with the opportunity to guard against being in a position to be harmed.

    Here is another example: Babies born to mother that use drugs are stereo-typically more likely to have learning difficulties as they grow. Again, this does not happen to all babies born to mothers that used drugs while pregnant but it definitely has been true to some.

    There are some negative stereotypes in society as well. Here is an example: Stereo-typically all Native Americans are alcoholics. Is there a prevalence of alcoholism on reservations? Yes, even Native Americans would agree with you. There is SOME truth to this stereotype. Is it wrong? No, it's not. Does it cast a shadow on a group of people? Yes, it does.

    Unfortunately in our society today it is not ok or kosher to speak negatively about a person or a group of people or a community when, perhaps that negative statement may have some truth to it.

  • Don't deny it.

    Stereotypes were not just created by the actions and thoughts of one person. It's the result of observing a similar community.

    When people say that Asians are good at math, why do we have to deny it? It's a positive message. If you aren't already, can't you take that to add to your confidence and your pride?

    When people say that Blacks like fried chicken, why do we claim that they are being racist? It is their way of connecting to their community. Why are we saying that a common interest is wrong to claim?

    We are all being ignorant by saying that these similarities are wrong. We are ignoring the sense of pride that a person receives when they are accepted into community.

    Besides, the only butt-hurt people that take offense to these stereotypes are either those that deny their ancestry and background, or if they are of a different culture altogether.

    Why are we letting these people who stand strayed from their past run the opinion of us, the actual people.?

  • What stereotyping is.

    I believe it is important to realize there is a difference between stereotyping and racism. Racism is treating someone worse because of their race. Stereotyping is using your normal methods of making something safe and applying your experience and knowledge to that choice. This can only lead to a more secure society, and that is more important than "hurt feelings".

  • It is human nature to generate conclusions based on consistent observation.

    Steriotyping has recieved such a negative connotation, but not because it in itself is wrong, but because people automatically link steriotyping to bullying which is not necessarily the case. We have evolved to continuously look for patterns in our surrounding environments and to draw conclusions based on those observations. This makes day to day life more efficient and less stressful as we can operate quickly and without second guessing every single detail about everything because we live day to day following the assumptions and stereotypes we make about the world and people every day. It's nature.

    Stereotyping isn't inherently wrong or immoral; it's how you chose to act on your personal observation of the world that needs to be considered. Bullying is wrong, and people automatically link stereotyping to bullying. The wrong thing is under attack here. Don't hate on stereotyping, or making logically inductive conclusions about things because of statistical consistency. Hate on bullying and bullies.

  • Stereotyping is necessary

    One advantage of a stereotype is that it enables us to respond rapidly to situations because we may have had had a similar experience before.
    One disadvantage is that it makes us ignore differences between individuals; therefore we think things about people that might not be true (i.E. Make generalizations).
    Psychologists believe that the reason we stereotype is because the brain has limited capacity storage. If we did not categorize, we would need to store immense details about everything we saw in order to use tools and have relationships
    Some people stereotype because they are unhappy with who they are. They think that they will become bigger and better if they bring other people down with comments, it doesn't make them any bigger or better, it just makes them a bully.


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