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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That doesn't even come remotely close to answering my question at all.
    Neither.

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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Damn you people and your "pop". It's soda god damnit, stop being confusing with your language.

    that is all.

    why don't youse guys keep your soda and your pop and your yankee asses up north where you belong?
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Damn you people and your "pop". It's soda god damnit, stop being confusing with your language.

    that is all.

    It's pop. Soda is used in water softening.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

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    I'm an idiot and thought that was gipper responding. Then noticed it was oscar. And we were part of the union damnit, don't call us that derogatory slur that absolutely positively should never be used on a sports franchises name because its insensitive

    Gipper...maybe they had Zero, Diet, Cherry, Vanilla, or Black Cherry Vanilla?

    But this entire joking conversation kind of goes back to my point in it being hard to look at every situation in a black and white kind of sense. The region one grows up can actually have a large impact on what things may be more common or less common for you to know due to lexicon, customs, history, etc.

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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Do stereotypes need to be combated, or simply ingnored?
    The question wasn't addressed to me, but I'll answer it anyway.

    My thought is that they ought to be combated until the are marginalized enough to be ignored. I say this because when prejudiced attitudes and actions are pervasive, they pose significant problems in society. However, when they are marginalized to the point where the main or only people being affected by them are the people who perpetuate them, then they can just be ignored. A good example of this is how the society's reaction to the KKK has evolved.

    In its heyday, the KKK needed to be and was (eventually) combated. The organization was wreaking havoc in the country and thus, its behavior could not and should not have been ignored. However, today, the KKK is largely ignored as it should be. It's not a particularly violent organization anymore and its message of overt racism has been largely marginalized. Therefore, to actively "combat" the KKK would be a waste of resources and energy as there are more pressing issues. Thus, we mostly ignore it.

    Applying this line of logic to stereotypes specifically, it makes sense to combat pervasive stereotypes that harm their subjects. When those stereotypes are combated enough to be marginalized, then they can just be ignored and all the people who believe them can sit on the periphery of society with their Klansmen roommates.

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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I was reading through this thread: http://www.debatepolitics.com/off-to...-intended.html and it occurred to me that many people are actually oblivious to some racial stereotypes which exist in this country and are often used to disparage others.

    I was then curious as to whether or not people feel that being oblivious to these racial stereotypes is a good thing or a bad thing.

    On one hand, a person who is truly oblivious to such stereotypes has probably not directly exposed to much racism in their lives. Which is good. On the other hand, they might be oblivious to the racism because they have not have been exposed to it because they have not had much exposure to people who belong to the stereotyped groups, which is a bad thing.

    There's also the possibility that they aren't really oblivious to the stereotypes, but are simply doing the poor victimized white person routine to pretend that the poor victimized white person cannot say anything anymore without being accused of racism".

    I'm leaning toward the idea that the obliviousness is feigned, because it is mind-boggling to me that someone can live and interact with other people in our society without ever being exposed to the most common racial stereotypes that exist in our society. I'd be just as shocked if a black person said "Wait, white people being bad dancers is a racial stereotype?!?!?!?!" Unless someone is living under a rock, in a cave, hidden beneath the unabombers shack, I would assume they've encountered some of the most common stereotypes that exist in our society.

    Examples: White people can't dance, black people eat fried chicken, asian women can't drive, Italian men are mama's boys, Irish people drink, Polish people are stupid, WASPS have old money, Mexicans mow lawns etc. etc.

    So the poll question is: Is it a good thing or a bad thing to be oblivious to the very real stereotypes which exist in the world?
    How are you defining stereotype?

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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You've never heard a Polish joke? I guess in Chicago it's so normal I assumed everyone was aware of them. What region are you from?
    I am from southern California but live in Texas. Needless to say, the black and hispanic jokes are rampant. No polish jokes though, so far.

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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knowledge=power View Post
    No polish jokes though, so far.
    why do little polish girls carry fish in their pockets?

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    so they can smell like big Polish girls

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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    How are you defining stereotype?
    Sweeping generalizations about a group of people like those I listed as examples.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    why do little polish girls carry fish in their pockets?

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    so they can smell like big Polish girls

    Lol

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