sportsaddict wrote: This doesn't really surprise me, because when you have a school that's all of one kind, the kids tend to be very ignorant towards other races/different types of people. For example, take an all-white affluent school. I would think that most of the kids, when describing a stereotype of a black person, would have a lot of negative things to say, probably along the lines of "ghetto" or "violent".
I find this sort of amusing, b/c I grew up in Naperville, IL, very white suburb, in the mid-80s and the word that IMMEDIATELY would have come to mind to describe the black students at my high school would have been 'preppy'.
sportsaddict wrote: That's because those kids don't associate themselves with white people and don't understand that culture. Same goes for any other race or nationality. Its sad that our country is still divided racially (obviously its better now), and that we still have prejudices against each other beacuse we do not understand other people's cultures.
The other thing about this is that 'culture' is now largely determined by vacuous drones in marketing departments who insist on having 3 or 4 'cultures' every year to sell the kids' parents another round of 'must have' fashion items. Kids don't learn to do research into what might constitute good sense, planning, making decisions like 'do you want that $100 pair of jeans NOW or the $20 jeans now and $80 worth of beer in college?' that might make more sense in the long run. Of course one should probably argue against beer too, b/c that is the tool of sloth but, well, you know...