Don 't Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments By Robert L. Heilbroner And Not A Genuine Black Man By

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“No I don’t want to go to school. The kids there bully me because I don’t look like them. My nose is wider and my skin is darker.” Your child comes home with bruises and cuts all over his body. You tell him that he should go back to school and that he would be accepted for who he is, but deep down you know that this isn’t always true. You have no words to tell your traumatized child and this leaves you heartbroken. We live in a place where humans segregate each other by skin color. However, we created this place. We built a society that tolerates racism. In the articles, “Don’t Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgements” by Robert L. Heilbroner and Not a Genuine Black Man by Brian Copeland, we discover why humans tend to stereotype others and how being profiled can make a person feel isolated, humiliated, and question their existence. Stereotypes make it almost impossible to see a person for who they really are because we create a concept of a group based on what we see, hear, and experience. Stereotypes came about so that humans would not have to go through the troubling process of defining each and every human we come upon. As humans, we create an accustomed look for groups of people and avoid the trouble of discovering what the world is like. As Heilbroner explains, “It is a curious fact that if we don’t know what we’re looking at, we are often quite literally unable to see what we’re looking at” (88). Being human, we do not first see a person and define them, but instead we…

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