I know it sounds funny to be upset at being stereotyped as smart (although on Survivor that isn't always a good thing...can make you a target), but what she was worried about was the associated stereotypes--sneaky, conniving, etc. She feared if he held one stereotype he'd hold others. I think she overreacted in this case, her captain picked a black male as the swimmer so he can't be too racist, plus look at who he had left to choose from for the "smart" one at that point....plus he probably had been told he had to choose some women for the team.... so, her or the "blondes"... talk about stereotypes!Originally Posted by dagwood;3705385;
I've had students who are Asian American and NOT good at math, who tell me the stereotype is a huge pain... It's like being black and not being a good dancer or able to jump in basketball....on the one hand you resent the stereotype, on the other you feel you aren't a "credit" to your race. Or to take it outside the race issue, I have a very tall white male friend who looks athletic who hates hates hates that everyone assumes he plays basketball, because he's been asked that so many times.