Then we have the stereo types that control more than what people realize.
Those stereo Types are alive and still misleading people in my opinion. Any examples or opinions.
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stereotyping is a necessary evil. No one is smart enough to know everyone individually. And even if anyone was, no one would have the time to do it. Stereotyping is the process of taking the "average" of a group, and projecting that on the whole group. In general, this is harmless, as when you meet an individual in that group, you can easily modify your opinion of that individual in terms of perturbations about that average. I would say this is practically a tribal instinct inherent in anyone who has a basic curiosity about the behavior of others.
But the problem with stereotypes is that they can be tampered with. It's too easy to mislead people through media that shows a non-random sample - "news" can be biased to construct an average that is inaccurate, and often is. It's too easy to create a threat when there is none, or exaggerate a threat when there is. And when people feel threatened, they are easy to manipulate.