Relly wrote: ↑Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:10 pmI would say no. Stereotyping is based on a common trait of a group. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's hurtful, but it's just human nature to notice and maybe point out something that is obvious and general to a large group of people. People stereotype based on race, religion, where people live, monetary situation, hair colour, etc.
Racism is one group of people thinking that another is inferior because of the colour of their skin. This I don't believe is human nature, yes people are tribal, but I think that kind of thinking is something that is learned and comes from a place of hatred.
I come across stereotyping all the time. Living and working in the Toronto area there is a very diverse group of people living here. I know in my place of work that we joke with each other all the time and it's in good fun and people from all backgrounds take part and have fun. Naturally we gauge whether or not someone might respond to that poorly before partaking, but I find those people are pretty few and far between. As for actual racists, people who hate other races and feel they are better, in my experience they are few and far between and I can say I have met very few of them in my life.
I'm a student so you could say I dare to make myself look foolish. This is as strictly as I can manage; Racism is a systematic condition (political and or economic, and or social) of a group of people being (mis)characterized and discriminated against by a commonly held belief on their physical and behavioral traits. I'm a bit knackered after that....
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