No one likes to be accused of stereotypical views

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No one likes to be accused of stereotypical views
No one likes to be accused of stereotypical views
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Stereotypes: Just no prejudices?

No one likes to be accused of stereotypical views about women, migrants or other cultures. But how do you take them off? Unlike Enlightenment thinkers, many psychologists today doubt that we can avoid certain reservations.

Men with a Turkish name have a harder time finding a ride in Germany. This was reported by researchers at the University of Cologne in autumn 2019. They had sent almost 1,000 requests online with fictitious user profiles. A "Hamid Yilmaz" was only allowed to sit in the front passenger seat in 44 percent of cases. On average, the acceptance rate was 59 percent, and even 71 percent for German women's names.

Why do some drivers prefer not to take a Turk with them? They may believe that the foreign companion does not speak German well, is perhaps "uneducated" or disrespectful towards women - all common prejudices.

And yourself, aren't you prejudiced? What about assumptions that often remain unspoken but are widespread: Italians are machos, French are snobby, Russians are hard-drinking and Germans are humorless. People from the countryside are conservative, city dwellers are "out of touch" and the unemployed basically have themselves to blame for their lot. Or, if these perspectives suit you better: SUV drivers are selfish, veiled women rarely wear their headscarves voluntarily, and men only think about sex. Be honest: who among us is free from stereotypes of this or any other kind?

There is a broad consensus in Western societies today that…

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