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...Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, defined by Merriam-Webster as "a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance".[1] Bigotry may be based on real or perceived characteristics, including age, disability, dissension from popular opinions, economic status, ethnicity, gender identity, language, nationality, political alignment, race, region, religious or spiritual belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Bigotry is sometimes developed into an ideology or world view....

 

 

Familiar to anyone?

 

THINK and then THINK again. Look deeply into the mirror.

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I am posting a quote from Wikipedia that all should read.

 

Here is the quote:

 

...Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, defined by Merriam-Webster as "a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance".[1] Bigotry may be based on real or perceived characteristics, including age, disability, dissension from popular opinions, economic status, ethnicity, gender identity, language, nationality, political alignment, race, region, religious or spiritual belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Bigotry is sometimes developed into an ideology or world view....

 

 

Familiar to anyone?

 

THINK and then THINK again. Look deeply into the mirror.

 

I looked in the mirror and saw a rather handsome chap looking straight back at me, odd really as he was mimicking my movements in an almost identical manner.

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I looked in the mirror and saw a rather handsome chap looking straight back at me, odd really as he was mimicking my movements in an almost identical manner.

Was it you, or he, who was the wrong way round Matt?

 

We all have innate prejudices/biases. To some extent knowing what they are allows them not to get out of hand - but, for example, most people form impressions within a few seconds of first meeting someone else. It is a natural human instinct. We are making a decision as to whether the person represents a threat or not. If we believe they do it will trigger the fight or flight repsonse in our brain.

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I am posting a quote from Wikipedia that all should read.

 

Here is the quote:

 

...Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, defined by Merriam-Webster as "a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance".[1] Bigotry may be based on real or perceived characteristics, including age, disability, dissension from popular opinions, economic status, ethnicity, gender identity, language, nationality, political alignment, race, region, religious or spiritual belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Bigotry is sometimes developed into an ideology or world view....

 

 

Familiar to anyone?

 

THINK and then THINK again. Look deeply into the mirror.

 

I looked in the mirror and saw a rather handsome chap looking straight back at me, odd really as he was mimicking my movements in an almost identical manner.

 

'almost identical'? Time to change your mirror perhaps.

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I am posting a quote from Wikipedia that all should read.

 

Here is the quote:

 

...Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, defined by Merriam-Webster as "a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance".[1] Bigotry may be based on real or perceived characteristics, including age, disability, dissension from popular opinions, economic status, ethnicity, gender identity, language, nationality, political alignment, race, region, religious or spiritual belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Bigotry is sometimes developed into an ideology or world view....

 

 

Familiar to anyone?

 

THINK and then THINK again. Look deeply into the mirror.

 

I looked in the mirror and saw a rather handsome chap looking straight back at me, odd really as he was mimicking my movements in an almost identical manner.

 

'almost identical'? Time to change your mirror perhaps.

 

I don't think so as they were an inversion of my movements ergo not identical

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I looked in the mirror and saw a rather handsome chap looking straight back at me, odd really as he was mimicking my movements in an almost identical manner.

Was it you, or he, who was the wrong way round Matt?

 

We all have innate prejudices/biases. To some extent knowing what they are allows them not to get out of hand - but, for example, most people form impressions within a few seconds of first meeting someone else. It is a natural human instinct. We are making a decision as to whether the person represents a threat or not. If we believe they do it will trigger the fight or flight repsonse in our brain.

 

This reminds of a book I read a while ago called "Blink", I can't recall the Author.

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