Quotes and Sayings about Stereotypes

Stereotypes are not only limiting to those who are being stereotyped, but also to those who hold the stereotypes as they prevent from seeing the nuances of the world.

One of the most insidious aspects of stereotypes is that they are often so subtle, we don’t even realize we’re being influenced by them.

Stereotypes are like echoes of the past that distort the reality of the present and cloud the possibilities of the future.

When we stereotype, we rob ourselves of the opportunity to truly understand and connect with others.

Stereotypes are like glasses that warp our vision, preventing us from seeing the true diversity and complexity of the world.

The greatest challenge in breaking free from stereotypes is not changing others’ perceptions, but changing our own.

Stereotypes are like chains that bind us to the past, holding us back from seeing the true potential of others and ourselves.

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests.
– Sheryl Sandberg

Not all ‘whites’ are racists. Not all racists are ‘white.
– Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The thing about stereotyping is it’s usually just throwing rocks into a crowd hoping to hit somebody who deserves it.
Criss Jami

Truth is not a stereotype.
– A.D. Posey

It’s not a stereotype if it’s always true.
– Daniel Tosh

The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world,
– A.C. Grayling

Some people can’t fit the mould that’s made for them…They get squashed in. And it’s hard for them to leave, but it’s harder for them to stay. They have to find other ways to be.
– C.J. Flood

Society wants to believe it can identify evil people, or bad or harmful people, but it’s not practical. There are no stereotypes.
– Ted Bundy

Why do we have to behave like idiots to prove we’re not a stereotype? Why do we have to rebel against ourselves? Enjoy the freedom to be shy
– T.J. Bowes

Tradition is a pretty poor excuse for perpetrating stereotypes.
– Ramsey Campbell

Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something.
– Carolina Herrera

You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.
– Julian Seifter

Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don’t understand.
– Megan Chance

….. it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.
– Malcolm Gladwell

When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.
Criss Jami

People are not all evil or all good. You don’t teach compassion by categorizing people. Empathy and honest open communication are the only way to live your life.
– Shannon L. Adler

Stereotypes are fast and easy but they are lies, and the truth takes its time.
– Deb Caletti

Stereotypes are lazy thought; we don’t need to listen or observe as we feel we know already. Except we don’t – we just have a head full of prejudices.

Stereotypes exist because they are useful. They reduce the tremendous complexity of the world around us into a few simple guidelines, which we use in our everyday thoughts and decisions. However, the simpler and more convenient the stereotype, the more likely it is to be inaccurate, at least in part.
– Stuart Oskamp

Stereotypes are based on the idea that two heads are bigger than one.
– Anthony Marais

The most books and movies that are handed to teenagers are filled with stereotypes.
– Nat Wolff

Every character when born is a stereotype.
– Michael Patrick King

When you look at movies, the lead girl is always gorgeous and thin. There is a stereotype that you need to look a certain way and when you get in the business you really feel the pressure.
– Margot Robbie

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