I'm going to try to say something that's probably make me regret it in my own blog, but here goes.
There seems to a problem with GS and life and generalizing things. It's true, generalizing isn't really good for anyone and the stereotype can be annoying, I know, I've been there. It's just that there is a reason why latinos love tacos and why Americans are seen as arrogant people who feel they rule the world.(Dearest God. Help me out here.) The reason is simply because it just is. Many people can come up with saying that the generalization is completely not true or mostly not true, but avoiding the fact that the generalization is there because somewhere down the line, MANY people have done it enough for said generalization is integrated into their culture, at least in the eyes of other people. And no, I'm not going into racism and prejudice and religion(Because religion is too scary to get into :P), because whites usually commit the most crimes and the rich usually commit crimes on a larger scale than the poorer minority, that's fact.
If the generalization is not true, then why does the thought of it occur? There would be a reason why there is a thought like that, if it wasn't where did it come from?
Is it because they(The stereotyped) are most dominant? Is it because the media, which usually portrays it just grabs an example and loudly tells about it?
Regardless, the stereotype is there because it's an idea of what these people are like. If it weren't for stereotypes, things wouldn't be as communicative as they are now, I think. The thing that usually turns people in to a uniform is ironically the thing that helps some people out while traveling and it causes a search for truth, good or bad stereotypes.
I just think that it's kind of helps and should be shunned upon as well. Oh well. Contradicting myself in my closing sentence for a poor attempt at neutrality is not all that bad and fine by me.
Just my two cents.
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