Society & Culture
4 Reasons Why Stereotypes are Harmful and Destructive
Have you ever been stereotyped in the past or do you have a tendency to stereotype others?
Stereotypes are similar to prejudices in that they’re based on prior assumptions and the history of a particular social group or individual type. But oversimplifying an individual or group’s identity can lead to premature judgments and unjust cruel behaviors like hate crimes and discrimination in the workplace.
When we reduce someone to a ‘type’ and objectify them, we dishonor them by refusing to embrace their humanness. In this episode, I discuss the reasons why we stereotype and how we can let go of our presuppositions, and instead, take in the magnificence that’s present in another person.
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