I once read this article ( forgot exactly what article or otherwise I would provide a link for it) and this employer said he wouldn't hire minorities due to negative past experiences with them ( Not showing up for work, not productive enough, etc) in the comment section of this article people were okay with this generalization and said that if minorities want jobs then they need to show they can be counted on and be responsible productive workers. One commenter said they resented black people because they had negative past experiences with them and he thinks they're all the same and of course everyone up voted his comment. Now whenever I hear a guy generalize dating and females due to past negative experiences with women, he gets ripped to shreds by the online community and gets called a whiner loser, bitter and its always 100% his fault all the time every time. So what gives? Why is it that society accepts certain generalizations but not others?
Share your thoughts . I was going to block anonymous answers on this one, but I don't want people to feel like they have to be politically correct since they can't hide .
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Because people are hypocrites. The majority of people justify their own personal beliefs and judge the beliefs of others when the bases of the belief is the same. (in this case it's generalizations.. one generalization is wrong with the other isn't)
We can look at this from a few angles. The thing that stood out to me the most was numbers. Women are a bigger demographic than a race/ethnicity. Some people can justify this in the sense of you're hating/hurting less people if you're a racist than a sexist (yes it sounds retarded as hell, but like I said people justify their reasoning in crazy ways.)..
Or... a person can say I have people of a gender (lets say women) that are close to me, but not members of a race/ethnicity so therefore it's easier for me to empathize with a gender than race/ethnicity.
I don't condone generalizations (if you've read any of my past answers I tend to rant about this a lot lol), but if you have a bad experience with a specific person (man, woman, black, white, Mexican, Indian).. would it not make more sense to be cautious of the whole group instead of a section?
For example, let's look at people who develop a fear of dogs due to a specific incident..
You get bit by a dog, a Great Dane, and you develop a fear. Chances are you'll be afraid of all dogs, not just Great Danes. All f***ing dogs bite and you know this, therefore you are afraid of all dogs.
Lets go back to people..
Let's say I get robbed by a Mexican guy and develop a fear, Would it not make sense that I fear all humans because all human have the capability to act like this one guy?
So to answer your question.. people are hypocrites and they justify their personal beliefs and judge the beliefs of others with the bases is the same.
(I like how the majority of people who answered this only focused on the racial portion instead of the true question lol)1