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Stereotyping

I'm More Than Just 140 Characters Worth Of Hashtags

Jackson Barnett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I'm going to save my labels for things that are the most important to me: things that are even more specific than "vegetarian," "photographer" or "musician."

The 'Can I Pray For You' Encounter

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Sometimes I will get asked what I have. Sometimes it's just why do I have a wheelchair. Then I'll be asked if I have faith or have asked for my forgiveness of my sins and to be saved. And every time, I am asked if I am willing to accept their deity into my heart.

Why Is The Villain in Dragon 2 The Only Non-White Character?

Olivia Cole | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Olivia Cole

How to Train Your Dragon 2 could have been great. But one detail holds it back from greatness, and that's the decision of writer and director Dean DeBlois to make the only non-white character in the film the super-evil mega-villain.

Woman at Work: Intercultural Complexities -- Are You Too Dynamic to Succeed Globally?

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Businesswomen have to be agile, resourceful and resilient to excel in a male-dominated business environment. Of the many obstacles they must navigate, one of the toughest is the challenge of cross-cultural business.

What American Hustle Doesn't Tell You About ABSCAM

James Zogby | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

There was another dimension of ABSCAM which American Hustle doesn't consider and media reviews have ignored and that is the impact ABSCAM had on Arab Americans.

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day -- And How to Avoid Them

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Belle Beth Cooper

Being aware of the mistakes we naturally make in our thinking can make a big difference in avoiding them. Unfortunately, most of these occur subconsciously, so it will also take time and effort to avoid them -- if you even want to.

The 'Gay Best Friend' Effect: A Friendly Takedown of Benevolent Stereotyping

Lauren Duca | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Lauren Duca

So many girls "just want a gay best friend," and can you blame them? Why shouldn't all ladies want a man who will just listen and go shopping but isn't a total betch like their girlfriends are can be? The thing is that grouping all gay men into this "gay best friend" bundle counts as stereotyping.

Book Excerpt: He's a Different Kind of Black

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 09.23.2013 | Books
Bruce Reyes-Chow

As I mentioned in the opening chapter about Lorenzo, I attended high school in Sacramento, California, in the mid-1980s. The community of my upbringing was middle-class, Asian-American, and suburban.

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Homophobia: A Guide for Straight People

Michael Solis | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

The following are 10 strategies geared toward heterosexual men and women, who are key to dismantling forms of communication that invisibilize LGBT people. The catch is that a few of them require straight people to step outside the heteronormative comfort zone and pretend to be gay.

Conservative Commentators Further "Racialize" Immigration Debate

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To stereotype and scapegoat all followers of Islam is as invalid as blaming all Christians for the despicable actions perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber who was a devout Christian.

Study: Racial Stereotyping Linked To Less Creativity, Greater Chance Of Landing A Top Job

Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

In a recent study out of Tel Aviv University, researchers found that people with an inclination to put certain racial groups into a box (aka stereotyp...

The Difficult Issue of Attractiveness Discrimination

Brad Reid | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

Civil rights judicial decisions have prohibited gender-stereotyping in the workplace. Should appearance and attractiveness stereotyping become a part of this doctrine?

The True Meaning of Singlism

Bella DePaulo | Posted 03.11.2013 | Women
Bella DePaulo

Because singlism is built right into American laws, it is not possible to be single and not be a target of discrimination.

The Pesky Persistence of Labels

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The tendency to classify and categorize objects is a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature. Without this ability, we'd quickly get overwhelmed in every new encounter, but this fundamental skill can also be extremely damaging, especially when it comes to categorizing people.

Pride And Prejudice

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

I'm sure you can imagine how my prejudices were perpetuated once we realized our child was transgender. I was certain that all Republicans would deny my child his rights, that religious friends would shun us and that seniors would never be able to understand. Tsk, tsk.

Overlapping Stereotypes Of LGBT People And Jews As Developmentally Immature

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout history, dominant groups have depicted or represented minority groups in a variety of negative ways in order to maintain control or mastery. I have found many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBT people and Jewish people.

Pakistani Youth Stands Against Stereotyping on Independence Day

Kiran Nazish | Posted 10.15.2012 | World
Kiran Nazish

These images are a narrative given by every citizen and friend of Pakistan who expresses the contrary to the typically dark image portrayed by global media.

Pink Really Does Stink

Belinda Parmar | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Belinda Parmar

Some of you will have read before about my distaste for tech's 'pink it and shrink it' tactic when marketing towards women -- namely, the belief that it is enough when designing a product for women to make it pinker, cuter and simpler than the 'male' version. Why do they do this?

A Murder of Crows

Dennis Danziger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Dennis Danziger

Recently I attended a college graduation party for a former student I taught at Palisades Charter High School. When a fellow guest learned that I left PCHS to teach at Venice High School, he blanched.

The Eyes Have It: Eye Contact and Power

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Women will often remain silent during meetings, adding to their accumulative disadvantage, because they've learned that being ignored can be humiliating and painful.

Should Stereotypes Scare Us?

John Harden | Posted 12.20.2011 | Comedy
John Harden

Two weeks ago, I picked up a hitchhiker. Two weeks ago, I had a knife pulled on me. Yes, the two events are related.

The Surprising Connection Between Dating And Math

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2011 | Women
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

What kids today need to understand is that breaking out of a stereotype won't keep them from finding the loving relationship they also desire.

WATCH: Confronting Asian-American Stereotypes Through Art

Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American American Program and the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibit, Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of ...

Taking on Singlism: 28 Writers Help Me Display and Slay the Beast

Bella DePaulo | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

"DePaulo says that 'singlism' -- a term she coined and for which we are prepared to forgive her -- is not just aimed at unmarried women." -Gail Collin...

Negotiating the Paradoxes of Nonjudgment

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

There is one big problem with non-judgment. Our brain is not supposed to be nonjudgmental! It is structured to make judgments at all times for the sake of safety: emotional and physical.