Friday, January 16, 2009


First of all, I hope that this works! I have been having major issues trying to figure out how to post on here all night long... so if someone is able to see it, please let me know. I would like to post this week on stereotypes. I have had the opportunity to see and live in many different cultures. I understand that not all stereotypes are true and not every stereotype is true about every person who is a member of that race. I have experienced both. The biggest thing to me though, is not judging a book by its cover because what you see is not always what you get or what you think you may be getting because of a bad stereotype. I believe that a person must really get to know someone before they can judge them and even then, that can be difficult. On the other hand, people are habitual and tend to act and react to their surroundings. So people in certain areas may act certain ways because of their surroundings. For example you are going to see a different culture in a small town than you are going to see in the city, and it is because of the persons surroundings. But i think that if you put a person from the city in a small town they will eventually begin to act similar to the people in the small town and vice versa. My main idea is that we shoud get to know each person individualy and not judge them because each person will have some similar traits but also have some very different traits.

1 comment:

  1. What do you mean when you say "not all stereotypes are true"? What would be an example of a "true" stereotype? Does the fact that some people do some things that a stereotype assigns make them true? To me, stereotypes mean that you are classifying an entire group based on a set of beliefs that you think apply to all of them. Basically, exceptions to the "rule" or stereotype, prove that they are not accurate.