Archive for the ‘Stereotypes in General’ Category

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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There are a variety of ways to train people about diversity. The goal of diversity training is to enable people to gain an appreciation for the value that diversity can offer an organization and the importance of making room for diversity within organizations. Equifinality suggests that ultimately there are many ways to get to this […]

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 08:00 | 0 comments
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It is not often I write about the consequences of stereotyping. This is partly because they are obvious and so there is little need to belabor the point. This is also partly because becoming too focused on the consequences of stereotyping can blind you from being able to understand how stereotypes work, which ultimately is […]

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 21:46 | 1 comment
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In a six minute bit on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert steals The Communicated Stereotype’s T-Shirt Tuesday concept by discussing offensive merchandising that involves communicated stereotypes. Interesting, Mr. Colbert. I don’t remember seeing a bit like this on your show before TCS’s debut in July. Very interesting. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full […]

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 | 0 comments
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Sometimes people wear their preferences on their sleeves. Literally. Today’s T-Shirt Tuesday introduces you to stereotype t-shirts for those who want to proudly communicate their fondness for stereotypes. Political correctness naysayers, rejoice!       The rest are worth the extra click on the link I Prove The Stereotype I Believe All Stereotypes Don’t Want […]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 00:10 | 0 comments
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The only problem with TCS Trading Cards- an otherwise inspired invention- is that they are too small. Of course, this is the case with the trading card genre in general. However, this is especially so for John Rocker’s TCS trading card which could not possibly fit all the stereotypes he has said. I’m not even […]

Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 07:28 | 0 comments
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Yesterday, Anderson Cooper aired his AC360 Town Hall: “Bullying: It Stops Here.” Although I appreciate Cooper’s sensitive, in depth, empathetic approach, and look forward to his week long series on the topic, today’s blog provides a more pragmatic approach to stopping bullies. As the new academic years gets underway, teachers and other school administrators in […]

Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 00:18 | 0 comments
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Welcome to Media Mondays. Today’s topic is an Introduction to Stereotypes in the Media If stereotypes are as bad as political correctness would have us believe, then why does the media use them so liberally? After all, it’s only a couple of minutes into a Will and Grace, Jersey Shore, or The Office episode before […]

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 21:35 | 0 comments
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Privilege is the experience of receiving benefits or advantages that are not given to others. Privilege can take many forms such as white privilege, class privilege, male privilege, sexuality privilege, and so forth. A commonality among these is the invisibility of privilege. People do not notice the privileges they receive because they are taken for […]

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 10:53 | 0 comments
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