Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Stereotypes

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I was watching this online clip of Tyra banks sho on sterotypes, and she had this man who was being used as a model and he was in a room isolated by himself, and there where five people white and black who were judging him and saying what came to their mind when they seen him. The things that the people were saying about the man were that he was a gang-banger, a drug dealer, had about 3 different baby mommas, and that he was someone they would try to avoid if they saw him walking around at night on the street. They said that they based all of these judgements and assumptions off of the fact that he was a black man wearing baggy clothing. In acutality it was later revealed to the people that he was working on his Phd in sports pyschology and had no baby mommas at all. We should not pre-judge people before we get to know them just becasue of what we may see that person wearing or what color that persons skin is. These stereotypes are stereotypes that have been embedded into society for decades. In order for us to start making advances as a society we must first move past these stereotypical views that continue to fluorish through society.

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Written by bmcdaniel91

February 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Even though it is simply foolish to prejudge people, it happens to people everyday. The thing that really grinds my gears is that people always say “Oh if I see a Black male late at night on the street I would try to avoid him”. Criminals come in all colors, so if you are walking at night alone, you should be aware of your surroundings because anyone can harm you, whether they be a male, a female, black, or white.

    eclass08

    February 12, 2010 at 1:40 am

  2. I agree that we should not pre-judge people especially based on stereotypes. Just because someone is wearing baggy clothing that does not make them a criminal. This type of judgement is very ignorant and dangerous because people would not know a real criminal if they were actually their neighbor. A criminal can wear nice clothes like suits and ties and people would never think that they are bad instead they are too busy judging the person with baggy clothes.

    taishae

    February 12, 2010 at 2:00 am

  3. Wow I would love to see that episode. This reminds me of this guy I know. This guys has a mouth full of gold teeth, dreadeds,he wears his panes way below his waist line; however, this guys is beyound intellgent. This guy had never been to jail, he finished college when he was only a teenager. He honestly does look like a drug dealer, but you can’t judge a book by it’s cover..

    beatitkid

    February 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm


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