According to the labeling theory deviance is socially constructed through the reaction instead of the action. No behavior is inherently deviant on its own. It 's the reaction to the behavior that makes it deviant or not. Labeling others can end up being something good or bad. It depends on the reaction given by their label and the reason behind it.
I rarely label people for their looks or financial status. I just leave them alone. If they don 't call me names i 'm not gonna call them names. I have heard people call others names and stereotype people. I have heard people 's stereotypes and believed they were true, but i eventually would notice that it was a lie.
Labels are used every day by everyone sometimes they are used without even knowing it. Author Evan Hunter shows the importance of self-identification and the use of labels in the short story “On The Sidewalk Bleeding” Andy went out to get some cigarettes while wearing his bright purple jacket with lettering across the back that read the royals. While on his way he was stabbed by a member of a competing gang. While he is laying there bleeding a drunk man comes over to him and thinks that andy is as drunk as he is so he does Andy a “favour” by not calling the cops. Later a couple sees him lying there but are too scared to help him because he was wearing the royals jacket and were afraid of the other gangs.
People will see others as a specific label, like for something embarrassing they did, being labeled as someone’s girlfriend, being non-American, or something that catches people’s attention and make assumptions. This is what people in Calamus are doing because they are stereotyping others. Lorna and Wade
Eliminating these lethal aggressions begins with remedying unconstructive interactions consisting of detrimental symbolic labels. Educating students, teachers, parents, and others that “different” is not the equivalent of “bad” would aid in reevaluating commonly shared labels and
Identity of oneself is different than the identity that other may see. I wish to see in the hope near future that labels are not used for means of discrimination but as a way of to accept the different types of people. What need to happen to accomplish this is acception. We need to acknowledge the facts. No need for pointing fingers at each other when no action is being done.
People that are different don’t get the same education as whites for examples are black people sometimes get bullied more and are separated some people think that they are less educated then us white people but they are the same there are many races and we are all the same we may speak different and look different and that is the only thing that makes us different some of us do the same things we look the same but we are different that is like calling someone fat when they are skinny of even calling someone a different thing then they are labeling is not the way to go I see it every day and I know how much it hurts people and affects they so when you call AA black that is just a color and same with whites it is just a
Labeling theorist believed that criminal labels had an even greater impact on people lives. In fact, labels lead to assumptions, which makes it more difficult for offenders to live successful lives. For example, how can someone obtain a job, labeled as a thief. Most employers overlook individuals with criminal labels, and hand the job off to other opportunists. However, one of the problems that labeling theory have with labeling offenders, is the chance of someone being falsely accused or discriminated upon.
Labeling a person by his or her disorder is very harmful because the individual can take it really personal. A person with a disorder that is constantly labeled could end up making him or her feel isolated from others. Also, the person may end feeling abnormal or not the same as an average human due to being constantly reminded about the specific disorder. Therefore, rather than thinking negative about a person with a disorder people should try to find something positive instead. According to Berardinelli, “When she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland, it is as much to escape from reality of her current situation as it to visit a new world” (1).
Through the stories of Tom Robinson's trial, Jem and Scouts journey to Calpurnia's church, and Mrs. Dubose's commentary to Jem, the theme of racism remains. For instance, in Tom Robinson's trial, the jury consisted of fellow townspeople who obviously had a racial opinion. Unfortunately, the people of the jury never accepted the words of a black man over a white man.. In fact, Atticus told his son that “In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins.”
Once we meet that person and get to know them, the label either stays or is taken off. If we could all not judge a book by the cover, then maybe less incidents like this would
Losing labels that we put on others is also a problem with stereotyping in our society that we can easily fix and stop. The media is one of the hugest influences on stereotyping now in our society so if the media showed more positive and a more true impressions of the different demographics like religions,race, and sex people wouldn 't have a certain perception of others. One of the biggest things that might take a bit longer