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posted 1/17/2007 6:40:44 PM |
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I was the one who tried corresponding in Japanese.

My only assumption was that it would be impressive.

Stereotyping or stereotypical judgements (racially, anyway) is/are the action of making a judgement about an entire group of people based on actions or characteristics exhibited by only a few of those aforementioned people.

What stereotyping isn't is speaking to one person in a language other than english assuming that they also speak that same language. This action alone is not enough to assume that a person is making a judgement about an entire group of people.

For instance, if I say that ALL OLD WHITE MEN on this website are child molesters, that would be stereotyping.

Conversely, if I try to speak to ONE PERSON in Japanese based on the fact that his/her name is Japanese, this is called "a bad assumption" because I didn't know that SPECIFIC person's inclination. It is not stereotyping because I am not using his/her name origin as an excuse to make a judgement about an ENTIRE GROUP, PEOPLE, etc.

I will say it again: This action alone is not enough to assume that a person is making a judgement about an entire group of people.

Stereotyping=judgement about GROUP
bad judgement=incorrect judgement about PERSON

I know full well that some people of asian origin here in the states do not speak an asian language; I just thought I would try to impress you.

Obviously, I made not only one, but two bad judgements about you. Trust me, I will NEVER try to impress you again. I'm sorry........

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Jan 17 @ 6:48PM  
An honest mistake is an honest mistake, surely one cannot argue with that.


Jan 17 @ 6:54PM  
All I'll say on this is if you see a person that lives in our country, chances are great they speak english. She may have been a little rough in her last blog countering this topic, but maybe trying to impress her by doing this was not the best choice you made I think. Maybe she gets this all the time, not sure. I think it may show on her blog that she only does english. You sound like a decent guy and I wish ya good luck in your search on here.

Jan 17 @ 6:56PM  
Honest mistakes can be rectified and in truth I can only speak a little German, some Russian, a few words of French, Swahili and can understand some Spanish and Italian. I know enough Spanish to order a beer and am fluent in bullshit as a lot of it is spoken at the place I work!

Jan 17 @ 7:05PM  
hey...A) i can see EXACTLY why you'd do that or try it...and dude you speak it? GOOD FOR YOU!
B)i'm betting you more point in your favor......
sooo for what little MY opinion might be worth

Trust me, I will NEVER try to impress you again. I'm sorry........
i think THIS would be a BIG error on your part...hey come to the might find friends ...good times...and might even find a woman who likes your wit n sense of style....i'll watch for ya...and IF you need help or think you could use a pointer? ask....

oh..well written blog


Jan 17 @ 7:52PM  
wow, i think it's kind of sweet that you wrote in japanese, I mean sounds like you just made an honest mistake and no one should have been offended.

Jan 17 @ 8:40PM  
I'm not Japanese, but I do speak the can impress me ANYTIME!

Jan 18 @ 12:06AM  
Jappenees? I was trying to mail her in pig latin,

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