Combating Stereotypes 打破成见
About this lesson
I’m sick of being stereotyped
I’m getting pretty sick of people stereotyping me.
It prevents them from getting to know the real me.
They should get to know who I am as an individual.
I’m sick of being judged based on how I look.
It’s a huge problem
You’re right, it’s a huge problem.
Especially in places that aren’t very diverse.
People just assume you fit the stereotype.
They judge you before they get to know you.
They think all Asians are smart
What kind of stereotypes have you had to deal with?
Well people always cheat off me in school.
They think all Asians are smart and study hard.
I try to explain it’s a cultural thing.
It has nothing at all to do with intelligence.
Everyone thinks I drive a BMW
Do you have to deal with a lot of stereotypes as an Iranian?
Yeah, people always ask me where my BMW is.
They think it’s funny, but I think it’s really insulting.
I tell them we weren’t all born with a silver spoon in our mouth.