It’s often common in our human nature to link any behavior or action we see to a person, place or thing. We learn as children how to handle certain situations so know what to expect in the future. You were spanked for playing with fire so that you wouldn’t get burned in the future, we like to use this example for people too. The media often likes to tell us that one encounter with a particular group of people will happen with all people of that race, class, sexual orientation and so on. For example, when I type into Google Search “Why are black people…” I can’t even finish people, before lazy, loud, and ghetto are suggested as search tearms.
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Why Are Black People Always Late: Race, Stereotypes, & America [Original] was originally published on praisecharlotte.com