Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 8 months ago

how are racial stereotypes even possible?

How could anyone get the idea someone is more likely to do something based on the color of their skin

11 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    Because the world is run by demons that want to turn man against man for oil.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Because different races have evolved in different climates.

    Some have developed certain advantages or are more adapted

    to a particular environment.

  • DS M
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Nancy P can educate you on that.

    She remembers the days before LBJ when Black mothers would ask their husbands to watch their children while she stepped out.  Today, thanks to the compassionate Dem programs, mothers now ask their 4th grader to raise their younger step siblings while she is at work.  Today, Black fathers aren't considered an option...thanks to the compassion of Dem policies...

    You know, like Hillary calling Blacks "super predators" to drum up grass root Dem support for Bill program to throw Black fathers in jail in mass to keep them away from their children....or Obama forcing Blacks to the back of employment lines nationwide to prove how far Dem compassion has come since only a few Dem states were able to force Blacks to the back of the bus.

    These stereotypes have been carefully crafted by focus groups like those crafted by Dems wanting to impeach the president without being able to name the crime.  In other words, guilt by association...not facts.

    Dems hate Trump because he lowered Black and Hispanic unemployment rates to their lowest points EVER after Obama swore on PBS in 11/16 that he and his admin had no clue where Trump would get the jobs.

    How are racial stereotypes possible based on a person's hat?  Dems do it as a reflex is their stereotype.

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  • 8 months ago

    People congregate based on the color of their skin. {Originally, they were tribes. Now maybe they are neighborhoods, and maybe groups within neighborhoods.} These units have a culture - and that culture and peer pressure gives a strong clue as to how they might act. [Instead of skin color, think of religious preference / groups and how each group acts [worships, evangelizes, etc] differently than other groups.]

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  • Kate
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    I'm with you. There are many that also stereotype mature aged people, teenagers, people that live in certain areas. Some people are just ignorant.

  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Some people over-generalize. For example, they meet one redhead who chews spearmint gum, so they then assume EVERY redhead chews spearmint gum - a stereotype.

    Or, worse yet, they don’t base their stereotypes on firsthand observation. Instead, they base their stereotypes on statements - often, lies - made by others. So, they are TOLD that because a blue-eyed man cheated at chess, that ALL blue-eyed men cheat at board games... and so on.

  • 8 months ago

    It should also be noted that it is a misinterpretation to state skin color is race. Humans compare and contrast on any difference (hair type, skin color, skin texture, balding, etc.), it just so happens that skin color is a key identifier between the common races.

    In short, why do you think it's impossible? For each event E a human bears witness to, it'll make note of a bunch of attributes. E.g., [old, woman, white, walking down the street, midday], etc. Subsequently, the mind will naturally aggregate events based off of similar attributes. If, in a given humans life, certain attributes seem to give rise to certain events, then that human will create a mental "inference" of if x has attributs a1, .., an, then it's likely for events of type Z to occur.

    In short, it's not only possible but very much logical. Please note that logical doesn't imply correct (all the time). E.g. look up the difference between valid and sound for example. For a human who has bourne witness to certain events, given the information they have ingested, it's completely logical to make certain deductions.

    Lastly, in reference to Anon's post, people can't treat everything on a case-by-case basis, and it would be foolish to do so. Albeit a contrived example, would you test petting every lion you come across, or would you be willing to, based off of seeing some lions eat gazelles, make the inference that 'lions -> eat meat, I am meat -> 'all' lions will eat me'.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It's easier for people to group things and make associations and assumptions. We don't have the mentaI capabilities to treat everything on a case-by-case basis. 

  • .
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Because some of them are based in truth.  For example, it's true (generally) that Koreans are fond of rice and Russians are fond of hockey.

  • 8 months ago

    Sometimes they are based on fact

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