poetic2984 By poetic2984, 18th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Yes people can look at you and form an opinion sometimes based on skin pigmentation, or appearance.


There are moments when making a stop at a shop or a store
How quickly can the attention there on you get suddenly pore
Thus making you feel uncomfortable getting that type of reaction
Not that you are any celebrity, but because of your complexion

That negative bias affixed because of that deep pigmentation
Could have been the prime responsibility for that type of action
Because there and then is that preconceived myth
That somewhere deep inside you there is that tendency to shoplift

Then on flanking around there on that screen of the CCTV
Guess who is seen on that screen and it seems quite regularly
Would not cause some concern and thus a feeling that is uneasy
Because there you are being stereotyped quite needlessly

But as human and with feeling that can cultivate some embarrassment
At can be construed as what can be a bit of benign harassment
Then it can be multiplied that those guards trusted with security
Also making surveillance of you as part of their current duty

Why do some people take such great delight to stereotype?
Deduction laced by race, this conclusion cannot be right
Because whilst all that attention is focus on a particular person
Another person make quite good of that little diversion.

Some places have lost affluent persons as first customers
Because of the behavior to them by some of its workers
Who on seeing them soon stereotyped and were very condescending
And so with little hesitation they went to the competitors and did their shopping.


Bias, Opinion, Skin, Stereotype

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Positive, realistic, My area is mainly poetry.Like to think that my poetry generates some food for thought, and some inspiration.I like to walk, read, think and enjoy the beauty in others as well as that of the surroundings. I work in the Health Indu...(more)

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author avatar Socrates Pondiferous
18th Dec 2011 (#)

Happens a lot

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author avatar Socrates Pondiferous
18th Dec 2011 (#)

Can be a problem- need some laws

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
22nd Dec 2011 (#)

Poetic: Do you feel the camera and staff are watching you. I think they are watching me! We are not necessarily paranoid if we think we are being watched.

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author avatar Songbird B
7th Jan 2012 (#)

We like to feel that we are above judging others just by the colour of their skin, but we all know this still happens and my heart aches for that unfairness... A strong powerful poem about stereotyping...

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