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    ridiculous, he should have assumed based on how you were dressed ;-)

    people are influenced by assumptions they make based on how they categorize people

    You're assuming all people categorize the same way.
    The goofy joke I made at top is a kind of example.
    I'm going to go out on a limb, and assume that everyone isn't a racist (I know people say that all the time, but I don't buy it), and working from that assumption, conclude that most people are more concerned about their race than people around them.
    Sure, there are people who don't see individuals, but races, or members of races, but maybe we should start deflating their world by just seeing people, and outfits, lol.

    Everything you do is a balloon.

    by Maori on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 10:32:09 AM PDT

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    •  Even people who are not at all bigoted (1+ / 0-)
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      still have unconscious prejudices. It's part of being human. It doesn't mean they're racist. Not all people categorize the same way, and I didn't mean to imply that. But categories and categorical prejudices come from currents in society, whether mainstream currents or sub-currents, and not from individuals out of nowhere.

      "Barack Obama must be a Dadaist because cow." --Bill in Portland, Maine

      by ubertar on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 11:03:14 AM PDT

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