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This is a response to: Serious question that is not meant to be race baiting so I hope no one takes it as such. When comparing current HGs to HGs on previous seasons, why do
doodles444s
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I think to create order and understand things - we put people into boxes. Not just race/sexual orientation - but also common personalities traits
07/14/17 08:37 AM




like loud, brash, sneaky, quiet, shy, hyper, smart, nerdy. Or other physical traits like strong, weak, athletic, overweight, clear skin, hygiene, posture, smiles, healthy looking)

So part of stereotyping is maybe putting people in other Boxes based on 1 or 2 Boxes they are currently in - based on Boxes that we think are connected or commonly together. We are trying to fill in the blanks and use what we do know about a person to make assumptions on what other boxes they fit in. Often what we know initially is what they look like - so race/sex is often one of the first boxes someone is placed in. Next is another physical trait - like athleticism, weight, strength (something thats visual) These probably spark the first connections between someone and someone else. It's not often you hear someone or know someone before seeing them. Maybe part of why the first part of the Voice is interesting - judges listening to people and judging not knowing what they look like.

In this show specifically - they often have "characters" they are casting for and maybe have gotten used to how they cast and make the associations based on that.

Then you can also get into how strong visual association can be - why things like Infographics, Video, Animation and even Photos can help in marketing and help users/customers/viewers make choices. So maybe that can be carried that over to information we are gathering about people and comparisons.


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* Serious question that is not meant to be race baiting so I hope no one takes it as such. When comparing current HGs to HGs on previous seasons, why do
CoyoteBB
07/13/17 10:15 PM
xx * 2 words - human nature. NT
bb4peeker
07/29/17 01:26 PM
xx * Maybe if BB recruited actual players and not characters to fit their narrative, it wouldn't happen so often. NT
BabyScorpion
07/16/17 11:29 PM
xx * People compare based on all kinds of looks, not just race. For instance people with glasses will also be compared to others with glasses. I think...
WillettDrizzle
07/14/17 10:13 PM
xx * Exactly. First impressions are usually lasting, and the first impression we nearly always get of people is a visual one. Even moreso for a TV show
JAF
07/15/17 06:23 AM
xx * This is very common for people to do and it is rarely consciously or intended racism. It happens w sports figures a lot. It’s kind of a lazy short
arbo
07/14/17 04:40 PM
xx * It's sociological, even primal, to make comparisons via clinal variations imo. Comparing Dom to Zakiyah is nuts though; Jessica seems closer to me!
Majuro
07/14/17 08:54 AM
xx * Thanks! Even though they cast very stereotypically, I still enjoy the social experiment aspect of the show and seeing how the HGs respond to power and
CoyoteBB
07/14/17 12:06 PM
xx * I think to create order and understand things - we put people into boxes. Not just race/sexual orientation - but also common personalities traits
doodles444s
07/14/17 08:37 AM
xx * Thank you for this thoughtful response. It does make sense. We do tend to over generalize and stereotype people. I think you have a great point about
CoyoteBB
07/14/17 12:02 PM
xx * May have been based on pre show interviews.
Papacrispin
07/14/17 08:05 AM
xx * Thanks for your response. My question was a larger one about this tendency in general, not specifically Alex and Pao Pao. NT
CoyoteBB
07/14/17 12:00 PM
xx * LOL this isn't just a BB thing - happens in other mediums as well, especially in sports and entertainment. White basketball players are usually...
Osei
07/14/17 07:48 AM
xx * Yes, I realize that. This is a BB forum though so I'm relating it to that. Why do you think that is? NT
CoyoteBB
07/14/17 11:58 AM

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