Ethnic Stereotypes

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    You know the 'British have bad teeth' stereotype? It turns out that Brits have the BEST TEETH IN THE ENTIRE BLOODY WORLD! Average of 0.6 cavities per person, actually. Or around that number. How ironic! :D
    October 12th, 2010 at 07:53pm
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    Original Copy-Cat:
    You know the 'British have bad teeth' stereotype? It turns out that Brits have the BEST TEETH IN THE ENTIRE BLOODY WORLD! Average of 0.6 cavities per person, actually. Or around that number. How ironic! :D
    How did that stereotype even start? O.o
    October 15th, 2010 at 04:55am
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    I'm white so I have to hate black people..
    I'm from the south so I must be a hick and play the fiddle
    I'm tall blonde and skinny so I must be a whore
    October 17th, 2010 at 08:09pm
  • Storm Sparks.

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    That all Pakistani's and Muslims are terrorists. Erm no we are not! I found the 9/11 attacks and 7/7 attacks sickening and so did quite a lot of my family. It just annoys me and hurts me when I go online and see so much hate against it.
    December 5th, 2010 at 05:30pm
  • ThePiesEndure

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    Original Copy-Cat:
    You know the 'British have bad teeth' stereotype? It turns out that Brits have the BEST TEETH IN THE ENTIRE BLOODY WORLD! Average of 0.6 cavities per person, actually. Or around that number. How ironic! :D
    That may be the case now...but back in the day...maybe not so much?
    December 6th, 2010 at 02:48am
  • Ayana Sioux

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    jessi has dreams:
    I have an Arkansas SSN. I lived in Arkansas for all of 6 or 7 months when I was young, then lived in Southern Illinois. My name is Jessica Smith. =/

    Everyone spells my nickname that I always go by (Jessi) with an 'E' because they think that everyone further down south names their kid Jesse.
    I ride horses all the time and I can't drive in snow. I can't take any form of cold whatsoever. I'm a cowgirl. I'm a Republican and tan easily because I'm used to working in the hot sun. I love cowboys.
    Oh, and lets not forget the American stereotypes. I'm angry all the time. I'm spoiled rotten and text all the time on my wonderful texting phone. I throw things at my parents when I get mad. I don't know anything about any other culture, period. I can't spell to save my life. Lets not forget how anorexic I could be, or on the flip side, extremely obese. (I say those because thats all I see on TV about us anymore. Spoiled teens getting shows or news reports about how fat we all are.)

    Things that are actually true?
    I do hate the cold
    The closest thing to 'cowgirl' to me is tomboy, and that I am.

    Very irritating...
    That's funny, One of the people in one of my stories that's supposed to be really country's name is Jessica but her nickname is Jess in the story.

    But here's some more fantastic black stereotypes.
    I smoke weed everyday and get high because that's all I'm good for. I fuck almost everyday and I just found out I'm pregnant this morning. Who's the baby's daddy? I don' t know. It could be that black kid down the street or that other kid that just got locked up for drug possession. All my hair is fake. All I wear is weave because my real hair grows extremely slow and it's really short from over processing it. And when it rains, I scream because if my hair get's wet, it will be the end of the world. I don't like to read or know any shit. I'm just slim of being illiterate having a reading speed of ten words a minute. I cuss at my teachers for making me work and read in-front of the class cause he's just trying to embarrass me. I like fried chicken and grape soda and drink and eat that shit everyday. I can't speak properly and I can't say a single sentence without using slang or a cuss word. I hate any other form of language or culture and I especially hate Mexicans. All I'm good for is a good fuck and I'll probably just end up like a dropout whore, like my mother. Let's see, my brother deals drugs, talks guns, shots dies and runs up women everyday. My daddy... who's that nigga? My mom's on the pipe too and there's about twenty guns in my house. Nineteen belong to my brother. I live in the projects and party all night not giving a fuck about my life or future. Yep, that's my life.

    Now for what's true. I like to read, I'm not poor, I'm still a virgin... hell, I haven't even had a boyfriend much yet kissed one. (which is more than a lot of people I know black and white can say) I might as well be a nun. (But I can't do that ;)) My dad is hard working and people think we live in a mansion. My brother is ten and he doesn't even cuss. Hell, I cuss a lot and I do like fried chicken and grape soda but it's rare that I have it. I'm actually smart and I like to read in-front of class. I like writing essays and stories and poems. I've held weed before but that's as far as I got to it. The smell turned me off anyway. I've cut back on a lot of my slang but still kept some. I have a lot of black friends but they're not ignant' niggas. I love Spanish and I want to learn fluent and I'm very interested in almost all cultures (except European for personal reasons) I like wearing my hair how it is but there was a point where I did have weave (because my hair was getting rest) And my hair grows fast. I don't care if my hair get's wet. And I'm so looking forward to my future. It's actually scaring me.
    December 6th, 2010 at 03:02am
  • nebulas

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    I heard this one on the Tyra Show: "Why do black people talk so much at the movies?"
    I'm gonna be honest, that's actually very true for me.

    XD
    December 28th, 2010 at 04:47am
  • the boy with bread.

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    Because i'm an NZer and part maori I,

    -live in the bush,
    -say fush and chups
    - shag sheep for a hobby
    - ride whales
    -get 'beached as brrewww'
    -have a pet kiwi
    -say 'chur bro'
    -wear stubbies
    -and gumboots
    - and the only song i know how to play on the guitar is 'ten guitars'

    haha. I love this thread.
    March 5th, 2011 at 09:20am
  • chelseafclove88

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    I'm from Seattle, therefore I drink gallons of coffee every day and always wear fleece, flannel, and socks with sandals. It rains or is cloudy the entire year, which also means that I am very pale. I read a lot and am well-educated, but am also a hipster. I love technology and don't talk to my neighbors. I excel at music, painting, photography or some sort of obscure art form, such as glassblowing. My friends and I are all hippies and smoke a lot of weed.
    Actually, I do like coffee, although I prefer tea. My dad wears socks with sandals every day at home, and fleece is a wardrobe staple, simply because fleece keeps you warm. It is cloudy a lot, and this year the temperature hasn't been above 70 degrees yet. I'll admit it, I'm pale. The library is one of the coolest buildings downtown and I know a lot of hipsters. If I'm being completely honest, I guess I am a bit of a hipster. I don't care much about tech. I do talk to my neighbors though! I'm not particularly artistic, although I do love photography, but I know some extremely talented artists. We aren't all hippies, but there is a 3-day-long HempFest here every year.
    There are some great commercials for this local insurance company, Pemco, that are all about PacNW (Pacific Northwest) stereotypes. They're funny because they're true:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z59fQ12OR0A Sandals&Socks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfCx_11dVq8&feature=related Tarp-Camping. There is no other way to camp around here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5MdSw3Dfu4&feature=related Chainsaw wood-carvers are more common than you would believe. I've seen angels, birds, salmon, and even a giant Sasquatch (another PacNW native) with his Sasquatch child and a surfboard on the way to the beach.
    And lastly, you thought kilts were only for Scotland? Wrong. There is quite a large UtiliKilt store here, and they have quite a large following. There's something very brave about a man with a ponytail and a utilikilt riding a motorcycle on the freeway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvkHRFNoixw&feature=related
    May 16th, 2011 at 08:53am
  • Mallius

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    ayanasioux:
    But here's some more fantastic black stereotypes.
    I smoke weed everyday and get high because that's all I'm good for. I fuck almost everyday and I just found out I'm pregnant this morning. Who's the baby's daddy? I don' t know. It could be that black kid down the street or that other kid that just got locked up for drug possession. All my hair is fake. All I wear is weave because my real hair grows extremely slow and it's really short from over processing it. And when it rains, I scream because if my hair get's wet, it will be the end of the world. I don't like to read or know any shit. I'm just slim of being illiterate having a reading speed of ten words a minute. I cuss at my teachers for making me work and read in-front of the class cause he's just trying to embarrass me. I like fried chicken and grape soda and drink and eat that shit everyday. I can't speak properly and I can't say a single sentence without using slang or a cuss word. I hate any other form of language or culture and I especially hate Mexicans. All I'm good for is a good fuck and I'll probably just end up like a dropout whore, like my mother. Let's see, my brother deals drugs, talks guns, shots dies and runs up women everyday. My daddy... who's that nigga? My mom's on the pipe too and there's about twenty guns in my house. Nineteen belong to my brother. I live in the projects and party all night not giving a fuck about my life or future. Yep, that's my life.
    Haha, this had me laughing! Mostly because I know a bunch of people who would fit along with this. My favorite parts were about the weave when it rains (because when it rains, all hell goes loose with them) and the part about the daddy.
    July 12th, 2011 at 08:40pm
  • the power of justice

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    I'm Asian. Everybody assumes I'm Chinese (well, I'm half Chinese but I hate it when everybody assumes every Asian is Chinese, there's more countries than China in Asia) and everybody thinks Asians are short, skinny, super smart, eat rice all day and have no life, they only read manga and play video games all day.

    I am short, skinny and I consider myself fairly intelligent but I don't eat rice all day and I'm not an anime loving freak (though I do like some anime) and I don't play video games all day, despite my love for them. >.>
    Also, the stereotypes about Asians not driving well, eating dogs and that Asian guys have small penises seriously p*sses me off, as I know plenty of Asians who drive well and not every Asian eats dogs. >.> A majority don't. And not all Asians are super nerdy, I've met some incredibly dumb Asians.

    I also live in Australia. Everybody seems to think Australia is full of blond haired, blue eyed people with tan skin who are obsessed with surfing and have a hardcore Australian accent. There's actually a lot of immigrants in Australia. Once, I was speaking to this American girl and we were talking about countries and nationalities and she was like, "Omg, you're an Asian living in Australia? I didn't know Asians lived in Australia." lol wut. Not everyone in Australia is white.
    July 13th, 2011 at 06:31am
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    the mice endure:
    That may be the case now...but back in the day...maybe not so much?
    Surely that could be said for any civilisation though? XD
    July 14th, 2011 at 12:20am
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    I don't know if this goes here but...
    I wear a hijab so that means that I'm married :l
    No. That boy that I'm always with happens to be my brother.
    It's disturbing the amount of times I've heard that stereotype
    July 14th, 2011 at 08:38pm
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    I'm from South Carolina and I'm white, so that automatically makes me racist Coffee

    I'm from the south, so I must have no clue how to use correct grammar and basically be ignorant and right-wing about everything. I live in the Bible Belt, so that automatically makes me Christian and homophobic, of which I am neither. Also because I am white, I'm not "allowed" to listen to hip hop or rap without it being weird, and I'm unable to say that anyone treated me in a racist manner because I'm white and southern, so that automatically means that my ancestors owned slaves and apparently I have to bear that burden like, fifty six gazillion years after the fact Rolling Eyes

    I guess the only stereotypes that would actually fit me would be that I do say "y'all" frequently, I adore sweet tea, and I don't believe in myself personally dating outside my race.
    July 16th, 2011 at 12:24am
  • just peachy.

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    Oh, I could go on for MILES.

    I'm mixed, so naturally I'm simply considered black.

    If I point out the fact that I'm also white, I am obviously showing how ashamed I am for my black side. (like, what?)

    I go to church AND I'm half black, so obviously my catchphrases are "hallelujah" and "amen, girlfriend".

    My mom is black, so my hair HAS to be fake. (Bitch no, you CANNOT fake biracial curls.)

    I'm not attracted to black men EVEN THOUGH I'm half black (gasp) so I must be racist, or ashamed to be black.

    I'm only allowed to associate with black people.

    Obviously I'm from Africa because I have tan skin and curly hair. (Because, no, I COULDN'T have been born and raised in Maryland! What!)

    My mom and dad are a mixed race couple, so I have to be a "love child". (News flash - my parents are not that old.)
    September 28th, 2011 at 04:56am
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    just peachy.:
    Oh, I could go on for MILES.

    I'm mixed, so naturally I'm simply considered black.

    If I point out the fact that I'm also white, I am obviously showing how ashamed I am for my black side. (like, what?)

    I go to church AND I'm half black, so obviously my catchphrases are "hallelujah" and "amen, girlfriend".

    My mom is black, so my hair HAS to be fake. (Bitch no, you CANNOT fake biracial curls.)

    I'm not attracted to black men EVEN THOUGH I'm half black (gasp) so I must be racist, or ashamed to be black.

    I'm only allowed to associate with black people.

    Obviously I'm from Africa because I have tan skin and curly hair. (Because, no, I COULDN'T have been born and raised in Maryland! What!)

    My mom and dad are a mixed race couple, so I have to be a "love child". (News flash - my parents are not that old.)
    I think people need to grow up and realise these simple facts:

    - Everyones different.

    - Just because of the colour of your skin - doesn't mean you should be treated any different.

    - You can like/love anyone from any racial background.

    ^ with the last one - I find quite a few tanned guys attractive and I'm as pale as they come. In fact a mate of mine asked me a few years ago what I thought about him and such because we looked so different. I looked him straight in the eye and told him the truth "I hasn't really thought about it. Truth is i hardly noticed the difference." <-- my point is we're all human WHY are we all treated different?!
    November 16th, 2011 at 03:55am
  • Ayana Sioux

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    I have another list for Africans (since people always think I'm African).
    Because "I'm African" I speak the click click language because you know, everyone in Africa speaks that language only.
    I know every African person.
    I understand what someone is saying when they cough.
    Me and my parents swam to America.
    I chuck spears.
    I'm super smart and I know everything.
    My father was a goat herder.

    I swear, some people.
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:49am
  • Ayana Sioux

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    Ignore. Embarassed
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:50am
  • Antagonist

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    I'm from California so therefore I must be from Hollywood and know a celeb and spend my days at the beach.

    At least that's what people assumed once I moved to Oklahoma.
    November 18th, 2011 at 10:47am
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    I'm from California so therefore I must be from Hollywood and know a celeb and spend my days at the beach.
    I have a friend who moved to Canada and America for 6 years, when she came back everyone at school was like "Have you been to Hollywood? Do you know anyone famous? Have you meet lots of famous people? No? How come??"

    Granted we were 11 at the time, but it's still funny what people thing.
    November 18th, 2011 at 01:31pm