Some reflective thinking about stereotypes

=== by Bob Sutherland ===

One of my friends posted what he intended to be a simple joke on the timeline of his Facebook account. It was something he had found on the Internet and decided to share with his friends.

Lo and behold another mutual friend of ours attacked him by commenting "Not funny, eh? This stereotypes people by religion and race."

A bit of an argument erupted in the comments section below the posted joke. Soon they quickly forget about the matter and moved on with their lives. Typical people, they think life is too short to waste time arguing with someone they know over some unexpected conflict.

My reaction upon reading their short argument was that the topic of stereotypes needs to be more deeply considered and explored. That is my reason for creating this web page.

After a few days of deep reflection here are some of my thoughts on stereotypes: