Are some racial stereotypes justified?
I agree with the OP to a certain extent – And i’m sure there are plenty of folk overseas that say exactly the same about Brits – Pissed up lager louting football shirt wearing chavs.Posted 8 years ago
We all know we’re not all like that, and we should all know that which ever race you are referring to aren’t like the stereotype – Just a small percentage of the population
Of course some stereotypes fit a large percentage of the population that they are applied to – that’s a large part of how stereotypes form. It doesnt mean you should assume an individual from that race/culture WILL be like that, and it shouldnt be used to discriminate, but it’s often fair to say you can use it as a predictor of certain behaviours. Just like saying teenagers are moody, MOST teenagers are moody due to cultural, hormonal and peer influences, but you shouldnt assume all teenagers WILL be moody.
Simples.Posted 8 years agosimonfbarnesMember
but it’s often fair to say you can use it as a predictor of certain behaviours
agree with coffeeking, except for this bit – I say rather than use it as a predictor, wait and see, and perhaps use it as an explanation in retrospect.
We all have cultural (rather than racial) heritages which to some extent influence our actions, but they are are also subject to character, circumstances, mood and whim to such an extent that any predictions are uselessPosted 8 years ago
to such an extent that any predictions are useless
I don’t know about useless in such definitive terms. Of course you can’t say “bob is chinese, therefore he will be small, polite but eat with his mouth open”, however based on previous experience with LOTS of chinese folk I could quite easily say that I could predict with a good degree of confidence that those traits would be present in bob, without ever meeting him. I could also say that if he were a chinese person who had lived in the UK for a long time he’d be more likely to be slightly overweight and less likely to eat with his mouth open. However I’d not say “you can’t invite bob to a party, he’s chinese so he will eat with his mouth open while talking to the mayor and spit food on him”, but I might chuckle about it as a possibility in my head.Posted 8 years agojuanMember
Pissed up lager louting football shirt wearing chavs.
Well that saddly is what you get in most of continental town where easyjet/ryan air fly 🙁
I struggle to change most of my friend minds about brits. But then I suppose you can say it of french/spanish/italian/german who go on holidays abroad.
Now about hora and sfb…Posted 8 years ago
But we’re no longer allowed to say so as … <adopts best Daily Mail voice> … political correctness has apparently gone mad.
Its just that I’ve noticed, having dealt with a certain race of people quite extensively recently, that they all without fail, demonstrate stereotypical character traits that have made them extremely unpopular indeed at times.
But If I wrote the sentence down that I just voiced to my business partner, there would be uproar.
So… serious question. (And I’m honestly not being all daily mail about this) But do some races/nationalities deserve the criticism they get, but seem to have immunised themselves from it due to the prevailing political winds?Posted 8 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
not sure about racial stereotypes, but i find christians to be a load of cocks, best used as lion food.
And the best thing is, I can get away with saying things like that.
parts of Trawlermen, featuring Peterhead chaps was subtitled. Just as well, though beacuse i can hardly understand them, and I’m from just down the road.Posted 8 years agoTrimixMember
Ive worked with well educated people from Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. They were very different in the way they dealt with business problems and the way they conducted themselves in meetings.
Same company, same mission, same degrees, but very very different appraoch to the same problem. If you were a betting person you would win almost every time guessing the race from the way they acted at work.
Things like logic problem solving, or how they dealt with non standard situations. Or how they could or could not bend the rules were very obvious differences.
For example Ive never seen someone from Japan walk across the road without the pedestrian green man showing – dispite there not being any traffic. Never mind cross where there is no crossing in place.Posted 8 years ago
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