Originally Posted by Dr Gonzo
I believe alot of minorities perpetuate their own stereotypes due to doctrination from the media. They see how people of the same race act and speak on TV so they assume thats how they must act themselves. Although this behaviour certainly isn't exclusive to minorities. Hate that word, minority.
Agreed, but that is their fault and their fault alone. You want to change things? Work hard, break the stereotype. I fully believe that everybody should have equal rights, but if whining about how you're perceived socially is just going to further the negative stereotype ascribed to you by society.
Before people get on my case I recognize that white privilege DOES exist, especially in America. I'm a half white/Hispanic bisexual female (my husband, some of my coworkers and family all know) so trust me I've had my share of run ins with it, but instead of whining about it and pouting, I busted my ass and now I'm respected as a woman and a professional.
Attitude counts, folks.