posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 07:42 AM
Originally posted by jetflock
I am sure in his case it is a buncha Jewish guys, and he prolly does get treated _ _ _ _ for not being one of God's "Chosen" people.
And again, Asians can be _ _ _ _ too.
All in all, and this isn't directed to anybody here, I personally hate everyone.
If you go into a situation thinking negatively about the group of people you are about to interact with, or if you even think along the lines of
stereotypes, you will always find what you are looking for.
If imaginary wall street guy (not the OP) truly believes that jews control wall street and, as a result, his future in the industry is limited, he
will find himself pidgeonholed by his own fears. We reap what we sow.
If you walk into a group of any people and you are thinking stereotype thoughts about the group, your body language might change, you might find
yourself subconsciously becoming more defensive in the conversation etc.
If you walk into a group of like people thinking nothing of the group other than they are a group of people, odds are you will be more relaxed and
things will flow smoother.
let me give you an example.
a man is walking down a street or standing in a bar or whatever and there is a group of (insert any group with any stereotype) and the man reacts to
the group by exhibiting discomfort or fear etc. The group will sense this and react back, either by taking offense and becoming verbally belligerent
furthering the man's original fears.
he'll go home and say "could you believe it, I was walking down the street and a group of ...... started talking sh*t and freaking me out. I was so
The reality is, they might not have noticed him had he not been uncomfortable or afraid etc.
We reap what we sow.
If we, as individuals, looked at each person or group as individuals, not as "one of them" we'd probably find ourselves more relaxed and,
therefore, more likely to avoid the issues of stereotypes.