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I Hate Stereotypes

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    We Need to Stop Stereotyping

    Not all black men are drug dealers, dead beat dads, jail birds, gang bangers, gangsters, thugs and everything else attributed to them. Many have never sold drugs or been in jail. Not all white men are upstanding husbands and dads, pillars of their community, rich and honest. I...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 7 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Just because your white,

    doesn't mean you're racist. Just because you're black, doesn't mean you can't swim, or you're a bad person. Just because your Asian, doesn't mean you get straight A's Just because you wear a turban, doesn't mean you're a terrorist. Just because you're Mexican, doesn't mean...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I hate it that people label you in a

    stereotypical type of way base on where you're from.
    TeresaIsAsian TeresaIsAsian 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Why Are Only Women Referred To As 'beautiful'? Men Are Beautiful Too. Everyone Is Beautiful.

    I really only see the word beautiful in the same sentence when they're talking about women. Why? Men are beautiful too, aren't they? Men are mostly referred to as handsome, strong. Why are some words so 'genderalised'? *Neutral
    GenderPunk GenderPunk 18-21 2 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    Because

    Because of my user name and my avi many people presume I'm a man, I find this very funny. Why do people stereotype in this way? I'm sure I do it unconsciously too, but what is about us that finds the need to pigeon hole people?
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 8 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Why I Wont Go Back To Right Wing Talk Radio

    I started listening to talk radio in the mid-1990s; I was an affluent upwardly mobile suburban white male in my early 30's.  I was riding the financial tsunami that was the tech boom.  I received my daily recommended allowance of angst and rage at my duly elected...
    IWantACoolUsername IWantACoolUsername 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    hello, this may be counted

    as spam. I promise I do not mean to be annoying. anyway, I created a Facebook page based on trying to help people understand stereotypes. It is very new and I don't have many likes but if you would like to check it out or share it, that would be great! I am trying really hard to...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    so people say that I am not a christian

    for some of the things I say and do. Not all Christians are perfect. I have been in and out of Christianity and Wiccanism. I have recently repented and broke down on my knees. Im not the "typical" christian. People hate me for my looks and style. Im not perfect.
    scarxscar scarxscar 18-21, F Jan 9

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    It looks like people can't live in this world

    without labeling others and getting labeled themselves. It has become such a natural and fundamental part of us that we don't even notice it anymore. The problem is not the fact that such labels exist, we all have many. The problem is the generalized, oversimplified, and most of...
    canttakeitin canttakeitin 22-25, M Sep 3, 2014

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    First off, I'd like to say this has everything

    to do with racial stereotypes: I looked at a question on EP that said why do" white people want to act black?". I was annoyed because as a mixed race individual and human being, you can't act like a particular race because the population is broad. Black people go way beyond the...
    insiignify insiignify 16-17, M 1 Response May 6

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    Foreign people do this too,

    no offense. Every time I go one YouTube, there is that one foreign person who post a hate comment about Americans. I'm American, but I'm not obese and I feel extremely that this is going on. People have to stop assuming someone's personality because of their looks.
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    Ok ok soo i think stereotype r sooo dumb.

    Like dont do it seriously labels annoy the hel out of me. and the rest of the planet. People will label u on everything like where u sit at lunch the way u style ur hair the way u dress what colour ur skin ur hair ur nails even ur eyes are for crying out loud!!its ridiclous...
    gramafey gramafey 16-17, F Sep 11, 2014

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    I hate labels in general.

    For example, you tell someone you love nature and you love the thought of making it a better place and you get called a hippie or a tree-hugger. Okay? I love trees but I'm not going to go up and hug it. The word hippie is completely irrelevant. It has little to nothing to do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11

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    Anyone who stereotypes based off race,

    gender, country, etc just needs to get their f***ing throats slit. So tired of it. *siiiiiiiiigh*
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 25

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    My gym teacher embarrassing me in front of my

    friend by kind of calling me a 'wimp' which I'm not but he just base me because of I wearing a glasses
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    Get Your Facts Straight

    Yeah, I'm venting...so what? I'm so friggin tired of people calling me "emo" just because I listen to Post-Hardcore music and used to be a cutter. I'm not "emo", I'm Mel. Cutting was a way for me to deal with my depression and Post-Hardcore is music that I like and can connect...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    I'm Mexican American

    and people are always like why can't you speak Spanish and I bet you guys a lot of veggies and stuff since your dad works in the field . He's a lawyer wtf
    alevv alevv 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Can't Stand Stereotypes.

    I have to say, I am slightly on the larger side of life. I used to be pretty small when I was younger but I think that life had a hand in this. The worst stereotype for me is that I am too big to be doing things, like lifting weights for example. People look at me as if I can't...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    I cant even walk into school without people

    thinking im going to shoot them....
    johnnykman johnnykman 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    Unfortunately, like everyone I am guilty of

    stereotyping even though I hate stereotypes. Ep has opened my mind a little.
    staysecret staysecret 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    Here's My Two Cents

    my favorite saying about this is label jars not people.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Who's to say someone is a certain way?

    I don't think it's right to put labels on people. White people aren't always smart. Black people aren't always dumb. Asian people aren't always unlucky. Mexicans aren't always convicts. Why do people always try to label other people? I think that it's okay sometimes to label...
    ksmith0315 ksmith0315 26-30 Feb 24

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    I'm black and I will not drink kool aid

    or eat fried chicken. My parents are African and when I tell people that they will always assume that my parents were poor and living in mud huts >:(
    LoveForSoccer15 LoveForSoccer15 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Oct 4, 2014

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    Everyone thinks I'm some girl-using badass

    douschebag because I do parkour and skate and play guitar. the real me has severe depression, anxiety, doesn't like sex, and is very emotionally sensitive.
    Cwins165 Cwins165 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    No I'm not a bad parent,

    I'm not a hard ***, I don't smoke weed, I don't refuse to wear heels, I'm not attention seeking, I was never, and will never be a **** star. ~All things that I have been labeled based on my actions and my appearance...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    An Asian Girl's Guide to Rebeling Against Modern Day Society

    My body is made of sepia tone painted skin, a billion thick strands of silk black blanketing the whites of my scalp, two dark marble eyes glaring through small slits at the top of my face, and stubby, compounded legs that sprout my body a little bit over four feet and ten...
    sunnykisses sunnykisses 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    I really despise Australian stereotypes.

    No we do not put "shrimp on a barbe". We don't even call them shrimp! They are prawns. The entire country is not filled with kangaroos and boomerangs. Very few of us have thick illiterate Australian accents too. And there is no such thing as drop bears.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 22

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    Because I'm bi I want a boyfriend

    and a girlfriend at once ... No... Because I'm black and from England I'm from London... Wrong Because I'm black I have short hair and wear nothing but fake hair...wrong again... Because I'm short I must like short guys... Okay never... Because I have large breasts I'm easy...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F Apr 11, 2014

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    So I was playing pop/rock music on the bus,

    and this girl (She's white) goes "ew who's playing white people music?". I turned and said "oh I'm sorry that I don't have "black people" music on my phone". I hate that people think just because your a certain race you have to listen to certain music & act a certain way. There...
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    They Serve No Point...

    seems to me they're only there for the people who aren't willing enough to get to know someone...or maybe they just like to judge people and sterotyping just works for them and makes them feel better...i like the names that sterotypes have...but since they have this way that they...
    Loganberry Loganberry 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2007

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    Falling Through The Cracks! Don't Know Where I Belong??

    OK sure yes , from the moment I came into this world I entered an environment of fear, extreme violence, humiliation and belittlement. So yeah, in a sense I guess most would say I never had a fair chance to begin with. Never had a chance to know what its like to see and feel a...
    libra604 libra604 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    I've been stereotyped too much.

    People usually expect me to be like other African Americans they have met... I completely hate it. I'm frequently told "You act so white!" And the infamous "Wow you talk white!" It grinds my gears.
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    Do Not Read If You Are American, Asian, Maori, South African, a Celebrity, German Or French.

      But I also love them, as a character, a stereotype gets the reader comfortable…and then when you break conventions with the stereotyped character it’s usually surprising. Stereotypes are fun to break. Stereotypes are another symptom of Human ignorance; you...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 20 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    Every Name In The Book

    When people see my skin tone, they automatically call me GHETTO, yet... When they see the clothes I wear, they automatically call me a wannabe PREP, yet... When they see how much jewlery I have, they automatically call me a GOLD DIGGER, yet... When they see the way I speak, they...
    sweetxignorance sweetxignorance 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2011

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    Wait...Isn't this group stereotyping

    that all stereotypes are bad?
    EveRiffton EveRiffton 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    Part 1 Last week I was a victim of

    stereotypical racism.A guy on here and I had been talking.He was friendly and seemed to be good person to talk to.We had alot of groups in common and everything seemed fine.When he first messaged me I told him that I was Africa American (seeing as though some people are...
    leadmenot leadmenot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    The most thought provoking thing happened last

    night at work. One of our servers, a really nice, sweet boy (wouldn't hurt a fly), came into the kitchen pretty annoyed. When I asked him what he was so upset about, he told me that he'd been left a $3 tip at a table with a bill of $140. I giggled a little bit at him, jokingly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 1

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    Black? You Must Be Hung and Have Great Stamina . . .

    Oh stereotypes  .  .  .  how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways. I'm tired of the assumptions that all black men are exceptional in size and sexual or physical prowess. I'm also tired of the assumption that we all talk ghetto speak. I'm tired of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 4, 2009

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    Dont Put Me Down!

    I dont want you to put me down cus im gay, im a furry, and im emo. Alot of peopple say im nasty cause im gay. They taik one look at me and think i had sex with a woman. They dont know that im still a vergeon. And I hait premaritabl sex. The farthest i've gon was just maiking out...
    lolclown lolclown 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    So, I am gay. But the thing is,

    I'm not super feminine, or have a high voice, or express my self in theater (not that there's anything wrong with theater), but I feel too many people relate being gay with these stereotypes. It drives me crazy because my friends just don't see how I could like guys without...
    Spazz238 Spazz238 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    The hat so commonly associated with atheism,

    anti-semitism, and misogyny is not a fedora, it's actually called a trillby, but if that sounds too complicated you can always call it the "fake fedora." Ian McKellin will sometimes wear a fedora, reddit users do not. The black beret also fits into the category of elitists...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 Apr 21

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    I'm Hispanic, But I'm Not Illegal, Nor Are My Parents, Nor Were My Grandparents...

    I'm Hispanic who was born and raised in Texas as were my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Many of my family served in the military and many are professionals. I have never been in jail nor do I smoke marijuana nor do I do any other drugs. I am college educated and I...
    TheGreenGringo TheGreenGringo 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I mean seriously! Stop!

    I'm not some dumb blonde. I am not innocent just because I'm 13! I'm not judgmental because I'm a Christian. I'm not mean to gay people! I don't eat all day because I weigh 168 as of now. I'm not emotional and not independent because my zodiac sign is cancer! Stop your...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 4 Responses Apr 23