Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:31:08 AM
FredSpudman-So if you stereotyped blacks as being stupid and lazy, that wouldn't be racist? The problem with that statement is the `you` (and individual) do not stereotype. A stereotype is [quote]a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.[/quote]
So, to be a stereotype, it needs to be a widely held opinion.
I know of no widely held opinion (i.e. `stereotype`) that blacks are stupid and/or lazy. (Now there is a stereotype of blacks liking fried chicken..which is fairly accurate. It`s also a stereotype that southerners in general like fried chicken, which is also accurate.)
If an INDIVIDUAL thinks `all blacks` are stupid and lazy then, while not being a `stereotype, it is indeed racist.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:45:43 AM
That's generalising Drac. A lot of the immigrant groups are highly racist towards the minority whites. Case in point, the Cronulla riots. Started by racism against white Australians. I`m not allowed in some shops where I live because I`m not of the correct ethnic group.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:28:56 PM
If you've spent time in Australia, you know there is definitely racist intent. They may not have the fried chicken thing in OZ, but they sure hate all non-white races.