Imagine day there was a person (you) walking down the street. You saw a man with ragged clothes and inferred that he was homeless. You just kept walking and thinking. Now imagine, in a different reality you said “hi”, and now this man is your best friend. He wasn’t homeless he was just having a bad day. While people walk down the street they always judge, it is unstoppable. Our brains don’t stop judging. Even if you try and stop. Prejudice is very common among our society. Its human nature to negatively judge people by their looks and backgrounds.
First of all, its human nature to negatively judge people by their looks. It all starts with, people's eyes go straight to a haircut, some clothes, and in some cases body art. Others may infer that the person, just because they have body art, they may be tough. Or maybe people will think that they are …show more content…
Because some people know someone with a similar race, house, clothes the person others know may act in similar way too. For example, a stereotype of african american is that they live on the wrong side of town and maybe they drink or cuss just because other african americans may do this. In a book Amos Fortune, written by Elizabeth Yates, the text states that there was an african american prince who was ready to become king when the pale faces came and captured all of them and turned them into slaves. The king was killed and most of his people. And Amos was separated from his little sister whom he cared for very dearly. This is saying that because the people were african american the pale faces felt that they need to control them and kill them to show dominance. But if the african americans had a change of race this would have never happened. This still happens in our world today. The actions aren’t so drastic though. Because other african american men and women have set stereotypes that in some cases others may be scared of them. If we try we cannot use these
People sometimes make snap judgements based on potential danger coming from stereotypes and profiling. Brent Staples, in the article “Just Walk on by: Black Men in Public Space” expresses that women often perceive untrue ideas about black men 's appearance. Staples is logical because the woman made an assessment based on profiling since “To her; the youngish black man...seemed menacingly close. After a few more quick glimpses, she picked up her pace and was soon running in earnest. Within seconds she disappeared into a cross street.”
People judge based on looks, social
It takes the average person under a minute to compose an opinion about someone they recently encountered. This opinion will be the image inside your head until you genuinely get to understand that person., but judgement with still occur because humans do this for an eccentric reason. People have stereotypes that go along with judging through age class, for example, adults stereotype judging teenagers as persistently staring at their phones all day, rarely interacting with anyone face to face. This exhibits irony; children and teenagers perceive their parents to be infallible. There are many differences between adults and teens.
People are constantly judging people just because they are of different background or how they look. It is like people are putting a black dot on to someone that erases who they actually are as a person and makes them just a race, a gender, or a religion. Even in school, teenagers will judge someone just
The reason being, stereotypes. A stereotype is a specific image or idea about a particular person or group. Psychology today discusses “ In their explicit use, stereotypes serve as a set of clear and open biased beliefs that people consciously use as part of their thoughts, decisions and social actions.” People think of stereotypes without even knowing that they may be stereotyping a certain person or group of people because it has become a natural thing. The question that is left unanswered is if people were aware that they are stereotyping unconsciously would they change the way in which they thought.
When is it okay to judge people based on appearance? Most of us have been judged at some point or another. It is very difficult to restrict oneself from gathering information about a person. It is something all humans do. Shannon Hale once said, “Many times I have learned that, you never judge a book by its cover.
We don’t realize that we stereotype others based on their physical appearances and we act very racial towards others, it just comes natural. I believe that humans should take the time to reevaluate their actions when it comes to racial thoughts and prejudice attitudes. Everybody is different. Not everyone has the same beliefs and morals therefore everyone will behave differently. Stereotypes often lead to negative actions, but we have no control.
Certain appearances of weight, tallness, skin tone, scars, or marks can make a person judge another person without even thinking twice. This kind of discrimination is out of line, yet it is one that is practically difficult to dispose of. Unessential physical qualities strengthen harmful generalizations and undermine opportunities in view of legitimacy. Furthermore, when prepping decisions become possibly the most important factor, such inclination, can likewise limit individual opportunity. People regularly legitimize their discrimination through false stereotypes, favored treatment, and unintelligent logic.
Those examples show how people will quickly judge people based on their actions or appearances. When someone stereotypes another person it makes them feel like they are better than the other person. People could judge Lennie on his height and his appearance. The narrator states, “Behind him walked his opposite...a huge man shapeless of face with large pale eyes wide sloping shoulders.” That
Why do so many people feel the need to judge others based on how they look? Judging others gives people a sense of honor because demeaning others can create a sense of security and identity. If one concludes who a person is merely on what they look like they will miss what is important, what their morals are, and what their intentions are. It takes an individual who has read the novel To Kill A Mockingbird to understand because it is a perfect example of treating others with respect and not determining who others are based on what they look like. Many characters in Lee’s
Unfortunately, it’s in our human nature to form judgments on people upon gazing at them. Although it’s not something that can be diminished in us, it is something we can rightfully control. A recent incident happened at the bank where a man, who was on the heavier weight side, came into the bank using crutches to help him maneuver. A co-worker saw him and made a comment on his looks which lead me to reply saying it’s unfair to make impertinent comments on random people. It’s imperative to remember that we are unaware of what an individual’s circumstances may be; what if the person has certain health conditions that cause them to be a certain way?
Why do people classify others by their looks, gender, skin color, race, abilities, age, or wealth? Maybe because stereotyping is part of human nature. Everyone classifies others as one thing or another. Most people stereotype others because they do not know better. Or so they like to tell themselves.
The definition of Prejudice is, “An unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason”(Dictionary.com) The majority of humans tend to judge others by appearance rather than personality. Examples derive from culture and treatment of African American people and how others perceive them to be. Prejudice and appearance are prevalent in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein as well as today’s culture which has consequences regarding race, age, religion, etc. In Frankenstein, the monster is a hideous, vicious being of large stature who has the potential to cause injury, so he is perceived to be malicious due to these characteristics.
Individuals and groups have stereotypes made about them due to people judging them, but in reality they don 't know them personally to be able