What’s your stereotype? Whether you like it or not, you have been stereotyped at least once in your life. We as humans have a funny sense of individuality. We always want to be different, or better than the other guy. YES! I know we are different but in what sense? Ethnicity, race, religion, gender? Oh please! those are just what we perceive in our minds; “It all in your head”.
Here is how stereotype works: When an event occurs more that once, we try to find some sense of correlation between these events, and if we are successful, we automatically assume with no statistical proof that such events are common in that particular group of people. For instance all Irish are heavy drinkers, or people from California are heavy pot heads. People from Africa have pet lions, and they speak click. I mean, how ignorant could we be with all these stereotypes?
Because two people did it does not mean that everybody is doing it. In the past, I see our parents or guardian telling us hysterical stories just because they didn’t want us associating with the guys next door. I don’t know how true this is in other worlds but I am certain that it is in Africa. Yes I am African :).
Stereotyping is wrong in every dimensions because all it does is give you reasons to be different from the other guy. Lets look at the bright side; there is only one race, and that’s the human race. My skin color does not make me any different from you,. My hair, accent, or any physical qualities does not change the fact that I am a soul in a human body just like you.
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