Trait that assumptions are built upon

Tiana Moore,
CT

Throughout life, we are told not to judge a book by its cover. That we can’t base our opinions of others on just a first glance. Despite being told this we always make assumptions when meeting new people. One of the first things we notice about someone is the color of their skin. From this one trait, people start to think about the stereotypes and assumptions they have heard through media and others. Off of these presumptions, we judge others. Transitioning from a diverse town to a majority white campus, I experienced this. People expected me to act like the stereotypes that they always heard of and tended to build their opinions on this one trait.

 

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