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Stereotypes

Black Women Are Reclaiming The 'Loud' Stereotype With A Powerful Hashtag

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

When Erica Garner walked into ABC News’ Presidential Townhall on race on Thursday, she expected to be productive. She expected to be respected. She ...

Is It Racism Or Unconscious Bias?

Caroline Turner | Posted 07.15.2016 | Crime
Caroline Turner

To create a culture of inclusiveness requires that we all look at and acknowledge our unconscious biases - so we can do something about the ones that are unfair or cause harm to others.

Why Healthy Inspo Could Make You Unhealthy

Lisa Cox | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

When you think of women's health and wellness, you might think of those stereotypical images. You know the ones. It's hard to miss them, especially...

Study: Atheists, Christians more alike than you think

David Briggs | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Atheists and Christians share many of the core universal values that are at the heart of a just, civil society, a new study suggests. There were no m...

The 3 Types of Men All Black Women With Naturals Will Meet

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.16.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Whether you've decided to do the big chop and get in formation with #TeamNatural or you've been walking on the kinky side for decades, all naturalistas can agree that there are a lot of people that make assumptions about you based on your hair.

People Like That: Using Inclusivity To Avoid Harmful Generalizations

Kim Mecca | Posted 06.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Mecca

"People like this... Women like that.... Children like those..." The problem with generalizations is that people aren't just one thing. Human beings...

Not Your Model Minority

Jinseon Park | Posted 06.09.2016 | Teen
Jinseon Park

Can we, as a society, truly claim to be progressive while simultaneously applying outdated stereotypes and expectations to Asian Americans? The term ...

Village Bike in Berkeley Challenges Stereotypes While Delivering Laughs and Ideas

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.08.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Connecting over a damaged bicycle: Kevin Clarke as Oliver, Elissa Stebbins as Becky Photos by Pak Han Stereotypes take a thrashing in Penelope Ski...

Woman With Dwarfism Perfectly Explains Why Being Different Is A Gift

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.07.2016 | Black Voices

Being different is a gift that more of us should open our eyes to. Cara Reedy, a woman who lives with achondroplastic dwarfism, perfectly explains why...

Kat Lazo Breaks Down Why Stereotypes Are So Damaging To Latinas

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices

YouTube star and feminist Kat Lazo wants everyone to realize how harmful stereotypes in the media can be, particularly to Latinas. "What we see in the...

On Being a Black Man at Yale: No, I'm Not on the Football Team

The Well | Posted 05.31.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

At least a few times a week during football season, somebody on campus comes up to me and says, "Have a good game this weekend, man," or "Hey, how's football practice been?" People's support and well wishes would be much more understandable if I were actually on the football team -- or any university sports team for that matter.

Facial expressions are key to first impressions. What does that mean for people with facial paralysis?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.30.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Facial expressions are important parts of how we communicate and how we develop impressions of the people around us.

Why Stereotypes Are The Secret Ingredient

Kirsten Asher | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Kirsten Asher

Stereotypes are all around us. You know what I'm talking about. We see it in the news, read about them, they get brought up in conversations, and they...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Like a True Mexican

Outspeak | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo like a true Mexican? Well that won't happen because they don't celebrate the holiday in Mexico. While it does reference historic events, it's a day North Americans have re-appropriated so they could throw "fiestas" with salsa, sombreros, and margaritas.

What Stereotypes Surround Buddhism?

Nicholas Liusuwan | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion
Nicholas Liusuwan

While pretty much all Buddhist sects and traditions believe in the same core tenants that make up Buddhism, several details that are unique to only certain traditions are often mistaken to be Buddhist overall.

Trump Supporters Spend a Day With a Muslim

Rolla Selbak | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Rolla Selbak

I created an experimental series where I brought these two unlikely groups of people together, Muslims and Trump supporters, and pressed record. Did they change their mind about each other?

My Boyfriend Picks Out My Clothes

Kali Rogers | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Kali Rogers

I'm not what you would call a fashionista. Design isn't really my thing. I can appreciate a great outfit, but I can barely tell you why or how it lo...

Some Lessons I Have Learned While Living Abroad

Marianna Glynska | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Marianna Glynska

I have always liked traveling. Not only because it's a lot of fun, but also because it's an opportunity to learn more about a different culture. But s...

Why I'm Tired of Millennials Being Ripped Apart

Brittney Oliver | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Brittney Oliver

I just want the generation before us to give the knick picking a rest. If we really are that much of a headache, learn a thing or two from us. Create your own way to make money so you won't ever have to be in the workplace with us again.

The Day A Stranger Asked Me For Food

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I'm haunted by an experience this morning outside the grocery store. In a hurry to move the purchased food from my cart into my car, I didn't notice the middle-aged woman until she walked over and stood beside me, close enough to touch me.

Genderizing Our Kids

Katie Robinson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Katie Robinson

Since we all want to make sense of the world around us, I understand why folks are quick to assign certain attributes to kids (and other people) based solely on their perceived gender. I just don't want to pave the way for others to put too many gender-based expectations on my kid.

The 'Resume Check': On Gay Talese, Racism and Sexism in the Press Room

Touré | Posted 04.09.2016 | Black Voices
Touré

Black people know the condescension of a resume check. We know what it is to have a white person signal their confusion over our status or success. These sorts of microaggressions are ways of pointing out the superiority of the dominant group. Ways of saying we don't belong.

It's Time For Age Pride, Instead of Ageism

Joanne Friedland Roberts | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Joanne Friedland Roberts

It takes an act of imagination to enlarge our ideas of beauty, value, self worth and possibility. Ashton aims to lead a revolution against age discrimination, making ageism as politically incorrect as sexism or racism. And I'm in! It's time for "age pride" to go mainstream.

Caught in the Middle

KidSpirit | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
KidSpirit

Some people say that being Hispanic can mean a lot of things. It can mean that you are an honor student, a writer, a CEO, even a Supreme Court justice. But in a way, I am caught in the middle of multiple identities within race, family, and religion.

Is Speedy Gonzales A Mexican Hero Or A Stereotype In Cartoon Form?

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.07.2016 | Latino Voices

Wearing an over-sized yellow sombrero and yelling "¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Andale! ¡Andale!," Speedy Gonzales raced straight into the hearts of viewers...