Stereotypes propagate a full spectrum of negative, divisive and destructive effects. We know the usual ones, based on race, color, gender, economics, political affiliation, etc. The list is long and goes on.
It is a challenge for each of us, every day, to see past and overcome the stereotypes we carry within us. Otherwise, how will we ever bridge to a world based on tolerance and understanding?
“….. it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell
“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Once you label me you negate me.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard
“A stereotype becomes a stereotype when a significant percentage of the population appears to conform to it.” ~ Kelley Armstrong
Stereotypes © Susan L Hart