I was just reading an article in one of my groups and I have to say that it got me to thinking about how different races judge and assume things about other races and I think that it's really sad. I know that the media plays a role in it, as well as other things, but if you are not the other race or races, how exactly do you know what someone goes through.
I know as a black woman that I have been followed in stores and it has been assumed that I might steal something based on the color of my skin and that's just wrong. I know that most people assume that most blacks are lazy and that we want to sit on government assistance and that's not true. I know that a lot of black people feel that all white people are racist and they don't trust them. I knew a lady who said that white people can't be trusted and I stated to her that she shouldn't feel that way because one bad apple doesn't ruin the whole bunch. I'm aware that people assume that mexicans are dirty and have a house full of people and that's just plain silly.
Alot of people automatically assume that asians know karate or some form of martial arts, when most of them don't.
I think people who are racist and narrow-minded are that way because it takes too much effort to educate themselves about other races, therefore, a lot of people continue to hold on to their negative beliefs even if they are wrong. I don't judge people based on skin color because that's not the right way to treat people and I teach my daughter to get along with everyone regardless of race or skin tone.
People can just be plain stupid. Rather than use their own minds to consider person for who they are not what they look like(skin color, religious beliefs,etc) They pass judgment based on a stereotype. It's sad but sometimes ignorant people just can't be helped.
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