Stereotyping the public

Lariat Editorial Board

Stereotype is a word constantly used to point out a certain individual, whether it’s because of the way they dress, speak, or the way they look. Stereotyping is simply an idea about a particular group of people, positive or negative, depending on the point of view. They are constantly used to justify certain behaviors that lead up to discrimination.

Most students at Saddleback and Irvine Valley College are either young adults, or wise mature adults, that should recognize the difference between cultures without discriminating anyone.

Students should prevent themselves from allowing their lives to be caught up with the idea that someone should be treated differently because of the way they simply live their life. It is what makes us unique; no one should believe they have the power to put a person down and make them feel inferior. We are all equal, no one is better than another person.

Sometimes students get so wrapped up with what they believe is right, that someone who has different beleifs than theirs might be offended. People become evil when they allow their minds to be infected with thoughts that any other human can be estimated at anything less than infinite value.

Let’s get rid of those ideas that darken our mind by thinking of someone in a certain way.

Let’s give each other the opportunity to learn who we are past our ‘looks’ and discover the inner beauty each human being holds. Think positive for one another.

As Gandhi once said, “A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.”

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