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Dumb Jokes Women dont belong in a professional setting they belong in kitchen He must be a Jew just look at his nose If people dont hear these statements everyday I am most certain that they hear them very often in our lives Our own beliefs and principles are generally nurtured by the environment around us in which we are brought up Our society governs our perception about others Often these ideologies and theories are not shared by others which is why our view might seem implausible and untrue to others Inaccurate interpretations and conclusions of other sometimes can be very harmful in nature We see such behavior in the story Sonnys Blue by James Baldwin which takes place in Harlem New York This story shows us that making assumptions are not the right way to approach someone and inadequate opinion and judgment about other can also act as a psychological lubricant on someones behavior Such inaccurate opinions and interpretations are called stereotyping Stereotyping is solely based on the face values where we tend to place others in a category because of their action It is very clear in Sonnys Blues that Sony has to face a hard life because no one has faith in him and even his own brother doesnt support his career choice It is also clear that once he finds support of this brother his life makes a pleasant turn I never noticed or felt stereotyping because I always ignored the problem I always looked at our society as a melting pot where everyone has equal rights and equal opportunity But recently I have looked at this concept clearly and found out that probably our society is a melting pot by numbers but society that statement is an embarrassment Ive always been a very positive person until recently an unpleasant incident altered my views on equality and status of a minority in a society I am Pakistani by nationality and a
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