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I don't know how I feel about this quote. What is your interpretation of it?


It's not how you feel about the quote, it's whether it's true or not. :-) It shows it's truth when people see the news when a person of a minority does something bad and a mainstream person says something like. "Those ______'s. They're all like that." But that's not said when people like Jeffrey Daumer did what he did. That's because he's part of the mainstream.

This doesn't just happen in the U.S. People in India say the same types of things about "Americans" for instance.


I think what you said about minorities is right. I was born in Mexico but I am now a U.S. citizen. Without knowing my country of origin people ask me whether I know of any good mexican restaurants. People are going to be placed in categories if they are a minority. I also think that its human nature.

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I agree with the first part of the quote... It is shown in my life everyday- when I see someone of another ethnicity, I feel like I get another opinion, adding to the conversation- more so than getting another person of my ethnicity, because I already know how I feel. Unfortunately, the "skin-deep" aspects of things allow you to think simply about on the surface things. Another person of my ethnicity could have an entirely different opinion than me, but that's not the first thing that comes to my mind...


These tendencies are natural. We like to classify and size up things or people in our mind. I guess reminding ourselves that each person is an individual will help us see past differences.


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