Wokeness Perpetuates Stereotypes and Here’s What to Do Instead

Decided to make a whole different post on this because it’s important I think. Treat people as individuals. Don’t assume that every black person supports…whatever. Don’t assume all women support whatever. Don’t assume all of any group supports people who claim to speak for them.

I think assuming things about people rather than simply treating everyone the same down the line is a form of laziness. And don’t forget- you don’t know other peoples experience just because you follow BLM or Harris or AOC or whoever. Everyone should be speaking to their own experience period.

We have such a melting pot here in the US- you never know about anyone- so stop pretending and pandering is annoying AF.

We are all different! We have different heritages, different experiences, our own opinions, etc.

Example- white liberal woman I knew posted a thing on “movie stereotypes”. Okay, her heart maybe was in the right place but I had to correct her on the Middle Eastern characterization because unbeknownst to her- there are people in middle eastern countries that are NOT Muslim. She didn’t know that. So in a way, she was actually perpetuating stereotypes. And did she thank me for correcting her? No, she ignored my comment. To me, this proves that woke culture is about virtue signaling and NOT about trying to understand other people.

Just don’t act like you know what other people are experiencing or going through because the media days so or you saw a woke meme.

Everyone wants to be treated as an individual. Period. Just because some is a certain ethnicity or religion or whatever- don’t treat us like we need special handling. Just respect us by treating us the same as everyone else.

Published by kristinatehrani

Born a first generation American, half Irish Catholic and half Persian Jew, I like to write about a childhood mired in the chaos of never knowing where I stood. The only constants in my life have been reading, writing and a passion for social justice. I am a nurse, a single mother, a domestic abuse survivor, radical feminist and outspoken advocate for logic, public health, gray areas, and purposeful dialogue. I know entirely too much about sociopaths, autism, and medieval British history. I write under a pen name to protect the privacy of my family.

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