When is it ok to say she dresses like a white girl? When will we be able to compare two different races and it will not been seem as a stereotype?
Is there a difference between negative and positive stereotypes?
Why do we always see stereotype as being negative. If I say she dresses like a white girl is that a negative stereotype?
A comparison is a rhetorical strategy in which a writer examines similarities and/or differences between two people, places, ideas, or things.
Base on that definition of comparison. Can I compare two different races/people without causing problem for people with very sensitive race radar?
A stereotype is a preconceived idea that attributes certain characteristics (in general) to all the members of class or set. The term is often used with a negative connotation when referring to an oversimplified, exaggerated, or demeaning assumption that a particular individual possesses the characteristics associated with the class due to his or her membership in it. Stereotypes can be used to deny individuals respect or legitimacy based on their membership in that group.
Stereotypes often form the basis of prejudice and are usually employed to explain real or imaginary differences due to race, gender, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic class, Stereotypes may be occasionally positive.
With that example if I say this young lady dresses like a black girl, when she is white is that a negative comparison. Or does it takes on the full meaning of stereotype?
I think it’s merely a comparison, for one in order for it to be a stereotype you have to be a part of the group.the definition suggests above of stereotype.
I was told last night by a fellow blogger that I am stereotyping by saying this and that I am not culturally aware.
I really want to hear you guys view on this topic. Weather it be in support or against my opinion.
Thanks much for sharing.