Archive for the ‘Ethnicity’ Category

We might all agree that ethnic slurs are inappropriate in the workplace. However, what exactly constitutes an ethnic slur is perhaps less concrete. Cultural variations in political correctness also make ethnic slurs more difficult to identify. So I was fascinated when a friend told me about a phrase used in Hong Kong. After reading The […]

Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 09:30 | 1 comment
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I’m conducting a study of discussion of Jeremy Lin, a New York Knicks basketball player, during Linsanity on RealGM’s NY Knicks Basketball forum and came across this post by Moose on Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:48 am. “Just to be clear…I’m pretty sure Lin has accepted the fact that he is Asian. As long as […]

Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 22:53 | 39 comments
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One of my biggest joys is checking out the number of people who come to my blog. Since its inception in July I have increased my hits by fifty each month. I am preoccupied with the entire idea that people are interested in what I have to say. I wonder at times why that is […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 10:00 | 1 comment
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Communicating stereotypes is often viewed as a terrible thing to do. Stereotypes are particularly problematic when they are perceived as being communicated in a hurtful and hateful way. Every once in a while there is an opportunity to have a good laugh even at stereotypes that are communicated in a hurtful and hateful way. One […]

Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 12:36 | 1 comment
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An exciting development for Media Monday at The Communicated Stereotype: The New York Times announces “Saudi Monarch Grants Women Right to Vote.” To all those stereotypes of the Middle East as oppressive to women, Saudi Arabia says, “In your face!”

Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 09:10 | 0 comments
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Happy birthday Prince Harry! Harry such a nice nickname, isn’t it? Especially if you consider that he was born Prince Henry Charles Albert David. Nicknames are helpful because they tend to be concise, easy to remember, and take less time to say. In this way, nicknames are functional when they are communicated. Not only that […]

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 21:57 | 0 comments
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Today, The Communicated Stereotype is proud to present the first T-Shirt Tuesday.  This T-Shirt Tuesday we have Irish Stereotype T-Shirts FOR SALE! Note: No one involved with The Communicated Stereotype makes any profit or is any way responsible for any t-shirts purchased through the links provided on this site. Imagine this real-life scenario (altered slightly […]

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 at 14:18 | 0 comments
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When a person acts a certain way, what (do we think) causes that behavior? A cartoon about a drunk stick figure prompted me to ask this question tonight. Seeing the first drunk stick figure above you may wonder: How often this stick figure gets drunk? Is the stick figure an alcoholic? Do the effects of […]

Sunday, June 19th, 2011 at 23:17 | 0 comments
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