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Discrimination Caused by Stereotypes When I lived in a small town called Crestview Florida I was known as a skater or punker This was because of the way I dressed the way I talked the way I wore my hair and the music that I listened to Because I was known as a skater people had a preconceived opinion of me What I mean is that people treated me differently because of their concept of me Even though some people got to know me pretty well some still thought that I was a stereotypical skater I really was not a typical one which is what I am writing this about First most stereotypical skaters do drugs I wont and never will but because of my stereotype a lot of people thought that I did drugs A lot of skaters are also very rude I am a very polite person which a lot of people did not want to believe and because of that some people did not like me Second my clothes are a little baggier than normal and because of that I was treated differently For instance when I walked into a gas station the clerk would not take hisher eyes off of me just because of the way I dressed and the clothes that I wore which was really annoying to me They went out of their way to watch me and only me Also when I would walk into the mall in Ft Walton cops would follow me around all over the place because of my clothes and the stereotype that goes along with that Another example is one day my friends and I were skating outside a grocery store called Winn Dixie which allowed us to
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