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September 21, 2013

Stereotype Me. Please!


Now it is obviously true that not all young men who dress in, say, hoodies are thugs;
but if you were walking down an inadequately lit alleyway and a young man in a hoodie came toward you, it is likely that you would experience a greater frisson of fear than if he were dressed in a tweed jacket. And that may be precisely what he wants, even if he has no intention of attacking anyone. He wants you to stereotype him. Types of Stereotypes | The Skeptical Doctor

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 21, 2013 9:43 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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No you wouldn't. Because if your life is such that you find yourself walking down dark alleyways ... well, the old saying applies, Yea, tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest SOB in the valley.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at September 21, 2013 10:52 AM

Lets put it another way, people wear those clothes because they want to look tough and dangerous ("cool"), and as a result, they do.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 21, 2013 12:09 PM

"Thug" is the term awarded to this trash by white liberals in the entertainment racket.

What they really mean is "punk."

Posted by: Rob De Witt at September 21, 2013 1:55 PM

People like that vibe: fear, low self-esteem, lack of imagination.

They vibe loser.

Stereotype him? At that range point shooting would do it.

Posted by: chasmatic at September 21, 2013 7:08 PM

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