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Post Reply Stereotypes in this World , What do you think Crunchy ?
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xD Picture was for giggles. Anyways , Basically the title guys. What do you think ? And here's my reason for asking this question. I am asian. (Yes the anime , gaming , 4.0 GPA Asian) That's not the only reason ! As I was walking to class today some I quote "Black" people (the ghetto ones) says all this random stuff and throws in a "ching" and "chong" for good measure. First off I highly doubt I hear ching or chong in Cantonese or Mandarin. And second off , I can retaliate with just a simple "Go get some Fried Chicken." but I didn't cause I don't sink to those levels and who knows , maybe they HATE fried chicken. Why is it that people stereotype like this? Why can't people accept that just because you are part of a certain race that it doesn't mean that you meet the criteria of owning a nail shop , eating dog , and saying ching chong in every sentence. It's just very aggravating. Idk if this happens in your area but gimme some feedback of what you guys think.
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It does sound like ching chong to a person who doesn't know how to speak Chinese. Anyway obviously I don't condone that behavior and it's their ignorance that is the causation... you said you didn't want to stoop to their level but you clearly pointed out what race the perpetrators right off the bat. Anyway those particular kids, just them, are ignorant and insensitive in this regard and clearly needs to educate themselves. Stereotypes are terrible things and even the ones that are "positive" (i.e. Asians getting high marks) are equally as harmful and as decent and well-educated individuals we should work on acknowledging the prejudice/stereotypes we hold about certain types of people and work on dismantling it. It's natural that we harbor these negative thoughts because it's instilled in us from the moment we are born. Anyway...
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You get (and SHOULD) used to it. People are often joking when they use stereotypes.
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Being African American I've had to deal with some racism and stereotypes. I'm actually the exact opposite of what a "stereotypical African American" is. In fact I get called Oreo a lot (it's annoying). There was this one guy in high school I liked, but after he found out I liked him he said he could never date a black person because we're all ghetto and loud. Pissed me off so bad!! I'm actually extremely shy and when I talk people usually have to ask me to repeat. haha Stereotypes aren't right and only ignorant people believe they apply to everyone. I'm sorry you had that experience. :(

Also sometimes I'll get teased when I do something that would be considered an African American stereotype. Such as eating fried chicken, watermelon, or drinking kool-aid. Usually the teasing is done by my friends in a non-malicious way but it does get irritating sometimes.
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Depends how offensive or serious he/she is being with their stereotypes.
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If you look a certain way or talk a certain way people make assumptions about you, generally out of ignorance. I've always tended to "stick out" and I get all kinds of different stereotypes attributed to me.
It's annoying.

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Posted 2/5/15 , edited 2/5/15
Just ignore them. If they don't apply to you, why bother getting ruffled over them?
Posted 2/5/15
I deal with stereotyped all the times. I know people who are racist and I just proceed to ignored them. They are good people for the most part but a times they are so stupid it no even funny.
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

You get (and SHOULD) used to it. People are often joking when they use stereotypes.


No, people shouldn't deal and succumb to ignorance and blatant racism. Stereotyping may be a softer kind of prejudice but it's still disrespectful and inexcusable nonetheless. Being funny or "joking about it" doesn't justify anything. You need to call shit out, you need to tell someone when something they say is insulting and hurtful... People have every right to be mad. "You should get used to it" isn't helpful at all.
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Forget that. This afternoon (edit: Feb 2), after getting off the car at the Wal-Mart's parking lot, one girl together with two guys suddenly called my mom "Ching Chong." My mom did not know she was being degraded by words, but I was there.

In quick response, I called them "racist Jews" repeatedly.

Swear to god, I was close enough to start a brawl. They can't disrespect my mom like that.
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

You get (and SHOULD) used to it. People are often joking when they use stereotypes.


Not as often as you might think.

Stereotypes on gender roles and gender for example, are seldom a joke online. IRL they might be more inclined to make jokes to you about it and at least claim it as as joke. But unless you can read minds, you're to assume they might mean what they say. Otherwise it hurts more when you realize that the guy on a forum or girl on a forum who said you, being male, are born a pig and are bound to rape someone no matter what.

Anonymity isn't the thing you make jokes with. It's the weapon you use to let out your true nature in a "safe" manner. It's not called that because people are making jokes. It's called that because anyone can be who they really want to be without repercussions to real life. Aside from being reported to the FBI who tracks you.
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Stereotypes are the result of the human tendency to want to categorize things. For the most part, they are usually intended to serve as quick and easy mental shortcuts. (Don't get mad at me. This is literally the textbook definition.)

That being said, most everyone should know that stereotypes are far too generalized to be applied to every individual. It's pretty safe to say that, if the people you came into contact with are incapable of realizing this, they are likely racists and/or idiots.
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onibrotonel wrote:

Forget that. This afternoon (edit: Feb 2), after getting off the car at the Wal-Mart's parking lot, one girl together with two guys suddenly called my mom "Ching Chong." My mom did not know she was being degraded by words, but I was there.

In quick response, I called them "racist Jews" repeatedly.

Swear to god, I was close enough to start a brawl. They can't disrespect my mom like that.


Repeatedly?
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The same day, late afternoon, racial slurs bombarded at me while I was playing basketball.

So yea. Fuck Black History Month.

It's like high school all over again.

I was studying American History/Government and, one day, I excused myself to go to the bathroom. As soon as I got outside, other students were calling me with a bunch of racial slurs.

Fuck that shit. Why even bother. Even bother learning something that'll be just a slap on my face.
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I do not have a small dick, okay?! >: (
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