What are you're experience with stereotyping? I was in the grocery store yesterday and was getting ready to check out. me and hubby had to buggies of groceries that was over $500. By the time we got up to the cash register a white lady got up there before we did. The cashier spoke to her and start scanning, somehow or another me and the lady got to talking about our kids. After the cashier was done she told her, her total the lady paid and left. By this time hubby had put half the stuff up on the counter. The cashier looked at everything we said and in a loud voice asked "Is this food stamps or cash?' I said "its cash" you should have seen her eyes get bucked. A black woman paying $500 dollars on some groceries. This upset hubby a lot. This is not the only time this has happened to me. I got asked the is this food stamp or cash question by a black woman once and when I told her it was cash sh looked like she had swallowed something. I was in the baby aisle a few years back looking for some cheaper formula. I ended up picking up some off brand formula. A black lady was picking up some Similac. She just point blank asked me why do you have that brand. I explained to her it was cheaper for me to buy it. She asked did I get WIC, I told her no she asked why, I told her we amde to much money she then asked why you worked at. Remember this is a total stranger. Went to the doctor office and the front desk clerk gave me the wrong insurance card back. Me and the lady who had my insurance card done a exchange. Before she gave me my card back she looked at it. And asked you have BBS? I told her yes. She asked you not on Medicaid? I said no. She asked where do you work at? Why is it so hard to see someone do good for their self and think the worse of people just because of the way they look or their skin color. I got my hair shaved off and put pics on face book. A guy put "dyke" as a comment. And then went on this rant on his status about women being confused about their sexuality, and going around wanting to shave their heads like men. I am a happily married woman with 2 kids. What are your experiences, thoughts or comments about stereotyping? Sorry my writing is not the best this morning trying to hurry so I can fix breakfast.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on May. 26, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 9:32 AM on May. 26, 2011
Answer by pookiekins34 at 9:26 AM on May. 26, 2011
Sometimes it is right under our nose and we don't even know it. My DD (17)was in school and in her AP Government glass they were talking about the recession and how it is affecting us. One of the students in the class said, "I don't even know why we have to study this stuff. We don't know any of these people." Referring to people on unemployment and other government assistant.
What was difficult my husband had been unemployed for about 2 years and we were on reduced lunch. Because I was working and we still had some savings we had not applied for WIC.
People have no idea what poor looks like anymore, but stupid stares them in the mirror everyday.
Answer by sipn_mom at 11:48 AM on May. 26, 2011
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