Yeah, see, no. It’s still stereo typing. It’s really sad you don’t see that.
BB JUST had this article on a survey of those who identify themselves as Republican, but had different views on several topics. http://boingboing.net/2013/10/13/word-cloud-of-gop-thinking-ill.html
Of course we can rest assured that Republicans are racist homophobes who hate Obama.
http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.com <-- Probably just a bunch of Uncle Toms.
http://www.republicansforobama.org/ (he got 6% of the Republican vote)
Well - uh - but for sure we know Democrats are anti-gun and pro-abortion.
As for religion, if you could lump everyone together because they “hold certain world views and beliefs”, then a) There wouldn’t be so many different sects and different beliefs, and b) They wouldn’t be trying to kill one another.
I think there is a distinction between identification/definition and stereotyping. For example saying “Christians believe in Jesus” is true, because that is the definition of Christianity and how they would identify themselves. Saying “Christians don’t believe in evolution” is a false stereotype.
Like any group, you can find similarities between members that are true, but making broad sweeping generalities is stereotyping and in most cases untrue.
ETA: [quote=“NathanHornby, post:89, topic:13124”]
assuming that a Republican Christian is against abortion isn’t so much a stereotype as it is an informed assumption.
So saying “black people like rap and hip-hop” could also be an informed assumption? Or is that stereotyping? Or is it only stereotyping when “they” do it.