Tag Information: STEREOTYPES
Alright, you've heard and seen it all before: the ethnic jokes, the cliche stereotypes, the endless streams of prejudices...but when is it ever funny? Fueled by popular media across the nation, stereotypes are no laughing matter - for making judgements of people of a certain race, background, or ethnicity before you get to know them is not just plain rude, it's also dangerous. Some of the most tragic events and genocides in history have been triggered from discrimatory thoughts about a certain group of people. Personally, the best way to stop such atrocities from occuring is to keep an open mind yourself - before spreading the word to your community, your state, your country, and eventually, the world. After all, no matter where we've been or where we're heading, we all share the same basic emotions: we laugh, we cry, we love, we dream, we live. And ultimately, we're all human.