24th June 2024

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Anonymous
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I heard or read somewhere that stereotypes that we have are more likely to be about the groups that we do not and have never identified with. We see our groups as more diverse and complex, because we are inside of them, while we see other groups as pretty uniform. So we do not need many encounters with members of the group to form an opinion and because we often are not educated very well about others or start with negative or fearfull emotions, we quickly reinforce them.