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Stereotype

How Do You See Me?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.

Here's What the Media Is Doing to Teenagers Today

Deborah Dunham | Posted 08.30.2014 | Media
Deborah Dunham

Teenagers are often singled out in the media to further create this dramatic, sensationalized stereotype that just, frankly, is not accurate. Our teens know this and feel this too.

Blacks In Prison: Perception And Punishment

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.06.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

One would expect such patently unfair statistics to cause outrage, and calls for more leniency in penal laws, but is it possible that the opposite occurs? Might the blackness of the prisons lead to more, not less, punitive attitudes and policies?

What Society Gets Wrong About Divorced Dads

Doug Zeigler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Doug Zeigler

I just find it sad that societally, we assume the worst when it comes to men and fatherhood, especially in the case of custody. I do believe that with time, we can prove that we can be and ARE great parents in our own right and eradicate the stereotypes. The onus is on us, men.

Destined to Stereotype? How the Mind's Gift for Grouping Gets Us Into Trouble

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

While we can't turn off our brain's natural tendency to lump people and things together, we can understand and help influence the meaning we assign to those categories and to push ourselves to think beyond the stereotype. But it takes effort.

'I Shall Wear The Bottoms of My Trousers Rolled'

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.06.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

In a classic 1996 study, psychological scientists demonstrated that "priming" people with aging-related words actually led them to walk more slowly afterward. Today the idea of unconscious priming is under intense scrutiny.

Soup Kitchen Psychology: Nourishment For Impoverished Thinking

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.11.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Poverty is emotionally crushing, and stigma only adds to that burden. The poor are often disparaged as lazy and incompetent -- unable or unwilling to improve their own lot. Why don't they make better decisions for themselves?

Why Stereotypes May Be Helpful to Online Culture

Malcolm Collins | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Malcolm Collins

It is likely that Internet-user stereotypes emerged as a defense mechanism. If someone disagrees with an individual's opinion online, it is much easier to dismiss this person by tying his or her identity to the "neckbeard" straw man, utilizing a personal attack as an easy out.

Reflecting On Affirmative Action And Academic Mismatch

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Youth Radio Supreme Court justices heard arguments yesterday in a case on affirmative action -- a case that may upset the 2003 ruling of Grutter ...

The Sad Truth About U.S. Attitudes Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The revelation of Mitt Romney's foreign policy attitude when it comes to the Palestinians sheds light on the gap between declared policies and the truth.

Detritus, Doo-Dahz and other Delights: This Artweek.LA (May 9-15)

Bill Bush | Posted 07.11.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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Murdoch and Fox Portray Black Men as Terrorists on 24

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronald B. Robinson

The first two Presidents on 24 were Black men. The first was assassinated and the second was responsible for allowing nuclear bombs into the country, causing mass destruction.

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We've recently seen the abortion rhetoric really heat up to ridiculous proportions. Those with opposing views are being stereotyped and demonized. And facts are taking a back seat to sound bytes.

I Hope Rush Limbaugh Fails

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

The president shouldn't waste his valuable time in debating Rush Limbaugh. But I would like to make that offer. Hey Rush, I'll debate you.