Saturday, 13 October 2012

Personal Addition #7

"Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful."
-Margaret Mead

I enjoy this quote because this is exactly what we need. We need to learn that negative experiences connected to certain races or ages or religions shouldn't be carried out with that stereotype. Just because you have a negative experience with a white person doesn't mean every white person is going to be like that. I think we make it too complicated when we should really be thinking like Mead and thinking either a person is loathsome or delightful; good or bad. These two options don't connect with the stereotypes used today and children need to grow up learning this.

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