Negative Stereotypes Behind Bad & Ugly Gossip: Ethnic, National, & Racial Identities

See the first post in this series for an introduction to bad and ugly gossip, the negative stereotypes behind bad and ugly gossip, and which group of men gossips the most, meaning this group of men gossips more than any group of women.

If you use negative stereotypes about people who are different from you, you are inviting everyone who hears you to use negative stereotypes about you. Below are some of the negative stereotypes other people could use about you.

Stereotype Updates

I add stereotypes as I come across them.

New stereotype examples in each category are underlined.

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African

noisy

produce kitchen odors

African-American / Black / Negro

violent criminals

ignorant

lazy

dirty

quick tempered

emotionally submissive

superstitious

hostile

dirty

on welfare or jobless

unintelligent

negative personality

mean

corrupt

ignorant

stupid

ostentatious

lewd

dishonest

submissive

African-American / Black / Negro Women

angry

entitled

single mothers

African-American / Black / Negro Men

tall men are brutes

tall men are threatening

wearing hoodies and sweats are lazy

wearing hoodies and sweats are unintelligent

“African-American” suggests to many people

more concern for one group than for society

less persuasive ability

not as likable

tend to complain about small things

Liberals often feel excluded by the African-American label, feeling it focuses

attention on the label rather than on larger issues

American

intrusive

forward

pushy

stingy

selfish

hoarders

aggressive

materialistic

mercenary

crazy

governed by buffoons

arrogant

self-indulgent

hypocritical

unwilling or unable to engage in dialogue with other cultures

Arabic

aggressive

Asian

cunning

slant eye

gook

chink

Kung-Fu fighters

Belgian

egotistical

unhelpful

unscientifically minded

inefficient

Canadian

would be living in igloos without America

Chinese

superstitious

sly

Cuban

bring exotic diseases to the United States

Dutch

negative

egoistical

dominant

less intelligent

lacking individualism

English

aggressive

egoistical

unfriendly

unhelpful

snobbish

cold

French

rude

egoistical

aggressive

dominance

German

unempathic

dominant

aggressive

Gypsy

thieves

dishonest

spies

incendiaries

suspicious

school dropouts

mentally handicapped

retarded

worthless

not human

inhuman behavior

should be killed

wanderers

disliked by God

pagans

heathens

Haitian

undesirable blacks

peasants

uneducated

unskilled

poor

wild

weird

bring exotic diseases to the United States

Hispanic/Latino

greasy

lazy

Immigrant

dangerous

dirty

threatening

criminal

dishonest

complainers

aggressive

violent

lazy

noisy

involved in crime

ruin neighborhoods

don’t want to work

take our houses

take our jobs

abuse social security and welfare systems

cause problems at school

have a different mentality

cause dirtiness

cause urban decay

should be sent back

have too many children

treat women badly

Iraqi

refugees

criminals

representatives of Saddam Hussein

Irish

pugnacious

quick tempered

extremely nationalistic

stupid

improvident

sloppy drunks

Italian

not intelligent

unreliable

aggressive

dominant

unscientific

clannish

Mafia

emotional

quick-tempered

impulsive

Japanese

sneaky

sly

Jews

aggressive

materialistic

mercenary

grasping

kikes

Native American

“Good” Native Americans

friendly

courteous

hospitable

handsomeness

stamina

endurance

modest

noble

dignified

brave

tender

proud

independent

innocent

child-like

“Bad” Native Americans

naked

lecherous

vanity

polygamous

promiscuous

warring

vengeful

brutal

lazy

impracticality

thieving

treacherous

conjurers

barbarous

low intellect

cruel

drunken

cowardly outlaws

inhuman fiends

improvident

filthy surroundings

inadequate cooking

repulsive diet

enslaved squaws

culturally deprived

Native Americans on reservations

degraded

scorned

degenerate

poverty-stricken

outcasts from own race

drunkards

Pakistani

poor

Polish

stupid

racist

bigoted

Turkish

cruel

treacherous

WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant)

cold

insensitive

White

corrupt

greedy

competitive

arrogant

prejudiced

mean

White Women

self-absorbed

shallow

conceited

ditsy

uneducated

materialistic

sexually easy

White Men

angry

bros

prejudiced

entitled

bitchy

loud

dependent

Point to Ponder

Did you notice that both African-Americans / Blacks / Negroes and Whites are stereotyped as mean and corrupt?

Did you notice that African-Americans / Blacks / Negroes are stereotyped as both hostile and submissive?

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Critical Thinking Questions

1.  What’s happening?

2.  Why is it important?

3.  What don’t I see?

4.  How do I know?

5.  Who is saying it?

6.  What else? What if?

Stereotype Thinking Questions

1.  What is threatening my beliefs?

2.  How can I make it unimportant?

3.  What can I reject?

4.  What can I laugh at?

5.  How can I attack people who threaten my beliefs?

6.  How can I deflect?

The stereotype thinking questions are mine, based on my observations of stereotype thinkers.

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Online workshop that provides strategies to chip away stereotypes in both professional and personal relationships:

Simple & Effective Strategies For Ending Negative Workplace Gossip

“After participating in the gossip power presentation, I know I now have a better plan to be more effective in understanding how gossip affects every area of a person’s personal and professional life. Using her strategies on gossip power and gossip ears I feel I will be better able to navigate these areas both inside and outside the office. Paula does a great job, using both scientific research and personal anecdotes and examples, to develop strategies for turning the power of gossip into positives for anyone attending her presentation. I left energized and excited about her message and what I learned and am definitely looking forward to learning more at her glass ceiling presentation.“
Mark Spiers
SBDC Consultant

Paula is a fabulous motivational speaker. Not only does she speak on positivity, but she conducts webinars on gossip and how to get out of the trap!! She is very knowledgeable, professional and inspirational! I love Paula’s talks and webinars! She mentors women to bring out their best and believe in themselves! Thank you for all that you! The world needs you right now!
Lauren Ebbecke

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