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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d: The hipster is the most authentic of all

Sophy Bot, author of The Hipster Effect, has kindly sent me the video of her TED talk on busting the “hipster” stereotype: On her website she further writes about the way that the dismissive “hipster” image actually obscures a fascinating … Continue reading

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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d: Hollywood and African men

Brilliant: Andrew Revkin adds: The tendency to focus on the grim side of any issue, or group, goes far beyond the movies, of course. […] The bottom line, for me, is that there is a great opportunity for nonprofit groups, … Continue reading

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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d: “Do I look suspicious?”

In the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin, the men of Howard University have put together a compelling video that challenges racial profiling and reminds us of its lethal consequences: On a related note: In a previous post on … Continue reading

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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d: The women of Community weigh in

A follow-up to my previous post: While movies are still failing to represent women adequately onscreen, television — at least some television — appears to be a different story. The Daily Beast has posted a great interview with the three … Continue reading

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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d: Iowa edition

In honor of today’s Iowa caucuses, some Hawkeye State myths that need to go away (language NSFW): (via The Dish)

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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d

Because sometimes what you think is a dirty racist look isn’t really a dirty racist look at all: I feel like people don’t give this country enough credit to show truly how embracing of people it really is. […] Last … Continue reading

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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d

Because people who have English accents aren’t automatically smarter or more sophisticated than people with American accents, thank you very much. The main significant effect found in this study was that people who’d lived at least three months outside the … Continue reading

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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d: The scientists on your screen

NY Times science reporter Natalie Angier points out a little-known fact about some of Hollywood’s leading actresses: they’re scientists.

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Why stereotypes need to die, cont’d

As I was saying: Stereotypes are always suspect. Including ones about Americans. (via xkcd)

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Why the dumb-cheerleader and awkward-nerd stereotypes need to die

Who’s got a background in molecular biology, patent law, medicine, or aerospace engineering — and works as an ER doctor, neuro researcher, or engineer for NASA? They do: See, this is why I try never to assume anything about anyone … Continue reading

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