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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Stereotyping can be Dangerous to Our Health and Security

This opinion piece in today's New York Times is written by a former Solicitor General and points out the danger of our thinking that (pick a racial or ethnic group) = (thieves, terrorists, etc.)

Well worth not only reading but thinking about. Although most people insist that they have absolutely no prejudices about anyone, a song in the Broadway show, Q Street, about racism sends the message that we often don't recognize our actions as what they truly are -- telling an ethnic joke as a tiny example has racist overtones because you are making fun of a specific group.