Why do some people always have to say…?People - Published on Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 5:45 am
by Maldita Mona
Question by Maxwell: Why do some people always have to say…?
“White people always act like that” or “Black people always do this” or “Gay people are all like that”, etc. Why do people have to constantly take everyone in a group, judge them by one personal trait, and stereotype them? Why can’t some people just realize that everyone is an individual and that judging a group of people with ONE similarity and making one conclusion about all of them is always wrong, always ignorant, and is just incorrect? And the sad thing is that some adults do that in front of their kids, and keep the stupid cycle going on. Also some of my friends and people I know who I expect to be intelligent people do that all the time. I know someone is going to say, “oh its natural to stereotype and judge people”, well just because it’s natural, shouldn’t people be able to realize that stereotyping is always incorrect. For example if someone said “All tall people are dumb”, I’m sure that that can be proved wrong. Any stereotype can be proved wrong or incorrect, so why do people continue to do it, and believe that they’re correct?
Answer by monmichka
People continue to do it because it’s easier to say a all white people are like this instead of 30% of white people are like this. It’s an exaggeration, that’s all. But, it is wrong to say because it definitely gives the wrong impression.
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