A friend of mine stated that most people, whether they want to admit it or not, judge a person by race, sex and attractiveness. He says that before you even speak people already have some sort of opinion of you based upon their experience with that race or sex. Personally I was raised not to judge. And I was raised around many different races so I know that many people don't fit the stereotype. So I want to know do you meet a person before you judge? Or are stereotypes on your mind when you meet a certain person? For example when you meet a black woman do you connect her to the stereotype? I want honesty because I'm a military spouse and I travel and when I go to a new base it's a lil harder for me to meet friends. I am more on the shy side so I thought it had more to do with that. But I also wanted to know is there any truth to what my longtime friend said. Are characteristics being attached to me before people even meet me?
Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
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Answer by CocoaQT at 2:14 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
thats an honest no for me. My reasoning is, I have worked with a very diverse group of people for 27 yrs. Every ethnic background you can come up with. All great people, and I mean that. They taught me from a very young age that race and creed have nothing to do with who the person is deep down. Same goes for my kids. They are in a high school that is made up of every race, every religion. They have this natural tendency to be much more accepting of everyone, and the others at their school of them. We have had a wonderful experience in this city we live in, I wouldnt trade it for the world.
Answer by beyondhopes at 2:15 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
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Answer by SWasson at 8:18 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
I think it's part of being human to use what our senses pick up about a person to make our first impression - how a person looks has a lot to do with our first thoughts. For me, I rely more on the "feeling" of a person and not as much on their appearance.
Answer by scout_mom at 9:03 AM on Dec. 12, 2010