Archive for January, 2012

Recently, at a restaurant while on vacation I was offered the delightful place-mat below for my children’s use coupled with the requisite and generous mini-package of crayons. I am embarrassed to say that I wasn’t even the one who noticed it. Someone else had to bring it to my attention. What, you might ask, is […]

Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 23:43 | 6 comments
Categories: Gender, Race
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The police have a bad reputation for being racist. In a hysterical seven minute video, Michael Moore demonstrates this adeptly. There is even a book about it. Since the terrorists attacks of September 11th, criticism of the police for racism against Muslims, in addition to the longstanding stereotype of cops as racist against blacks, has […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 16:57 | 8 comments
Categories: Race, Religion, Role
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Who needs the Stereotype Guru when t-shirts say it all? If TCS had a store, we would sell these shirts! Anti-Stereotypes T-shirts Labels Belong On Clothes Not On People I Am My Own Stereotype Stereotype Me. Non-Conformist Unite Stereotype Me! Society Does. Don’t Judge Me Based On Your Ignorance. Pfft! Stereotypes Are All The Same […]

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 09:30 | 0 comments
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The Angry Black Woman Stereotype is not new, despite its recent emergence in the headlines because of it has been applied to Michelle Obama. Communication about this stereotype abounds in the media. For example, it can be seen in Google Images, a recent book, newspaper articles, blogs, t-shirts, and television shows. Google Images: Michelle Obama […]

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 05:00 | 5 comments
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In a previous post, The communicated Stereotype argued that stereotypes are bad for business. In today’s post, TCS takes a different approach and demonstrates the benefits of communicating stereotypes at work. In the narrative below, the writer provides a first hand account of a situation in which stereotypes were used to her benefit. Particularly, stereotypes […]

Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 08:00 | 3 comments
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Viral emails are cute, funny, and interesting . . . ways to communicate stereotypes. Consider the famous example below. If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following: 57 Asians 21 Europeans 14 from […]

Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 08:00 | 3 comments
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The interesting thing about the way I study stereotypes is that I do not look at stereotypes of any single group. Anyone who takes some time to peruse my previous posts or is a regular reader will know this is the case. My previous post was on disability and I have posted on gender, race, […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 20:52 | 0 comments
Categories: Race
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In a blog titled The Case of the Black Barbie Doll by H. Roy Kaplan, the author notes that studies repeatedly demonstrate bias against Barbie dolls of color even by children of color and notes that this is caused in part by the “pervasive effect that white culture has on children from other ethnic groups.” […]

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 23:22 | 1 comment
Categories: Class, Gender, Role
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