Controlled by the chains of society.

Lila Jordan
Denver, CO

There are many demeaning stereotypes that our nation has adapted throughout history. For example, women are typically judged as weak, which is why the phrase “you can’t loose to a girl” is so prevalent among children. These stereotypes are often applied to people of a different race, color, or religion, and it has become almost a social norm to disregard the opinions or feelings of others for the entertainment of our peers. Because we have grown accustom to this being a part of our history we don’t understand that people take offense to jokes criticizing them for no reason, or criticizing their culture/the way they grew up. These stereotypes have been a part of our society for many years, and generation after generation adapt them to their everyday lives.

 

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