posted on Dec, 20 2003 @ 03:46 PM
The left often engages in this behaviour, stereotyping as insult.
read this on the subject from this link:
Stereotyping is a common characteristic of insults; it is also an area of extensive theorising. Paradoxically, however, most of the theory on
stereotyping is unhelpful in elucidating the emotional experience of an insult's target. Much of the academic literature on stereotypes regards them
as oversimplified views of reality or as errors of overgeneralization. Martinko (1995) for instance, approaches stereotypes as "a subcategory of
perception and attribution" (1995: 533) offering an equivocal view of their advantages and shortcomings. This tradition of theorising scrutinises the
cognitive and perceptual processes involved and identifies the deleterious group and organizational consequences of stereotyping, in phenomena such as
'groupthink' (Janis, 1972)) or authoritarianism (Dixon, 1976).
In contrast to this cognitive approach to stereotyping, the political and the psychodynamic approaches seem to ground stereotypes in the political and
psychological realities of organizations. The former views stereotypes as forms of discrimination and oppression, and, the second, as wish
fulfilments, especially as manifestations of unconscious aggressive fantasies and desires.