MySpace: I’m a TEENAGE MOM, so I MUST be an irresponsible slut

Wow, that is a sensational headline. I apologize if it offends, but I think the kids want it to offend. At least a little enough to make you and I question stereotypes.

The subject line is a post from myspace with a request to post what stereotype is applied to you unjustly. It was emailed around between the kids as a meme I suppose. The logic first then the list:

this is to help people understand that stereotypes are dumb! and normally are
not correct… get to know people dont judge them!

Here is the list as forwarded to me by a cool 15 year old. Frankly I love seeing kids use the medium for intelligent debate. Candor is good. If someone knows who started this dialog, and deserves credit for challenging the rest of us, let me know and I’ll be sure to credit them. Or, given how quick people are to judge, it might be best to not claim it.

OK, enough political correctness, here is the post as built by a group of kids.

pick the stereotype that
fits you the most.
post this with that as the name…

I’m SKINNY, so I
MUST be anorexic

I’m EMO, so I MUST cut my wrists.

I’m BLACK, so I
MUST carry a gun.

I’m HISPANIC, so I MUST be dirty.

I’m ASIAN, so
I MUST be smart.

update: I moved the rest to an extended post.

I’m NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, so I MUST be a
loser.

I’m JEWISH, so I MUST be greedy.

I’m GAY, so I MUST have
AIDS.

I’m a LESBIAN, so I MUST have a sex-tape.

I’m ARAB, so I
MUST be a terrorist.

I SPEAK MY MIND, so I MUST be a bitch.

I’m
OVERWEIGHT, so I MUST have a problem with self control.

I’m RELIGIOUS, so
I MUST shove my beliefs down your throat.

I’m an ATHEIST, so I MUST hate
the world.

I’m REPUBLICAN, so I MUST not care about poor
people.

I’m DEMOCRAT, so I MUST not believe in being
responsible.

I’m SOUTHERN, so I MUST be white trash.

I TAKE
ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, so I MUST be crazy.

I’m a GUY, so I MUST only want to
get into your pants.

I’m IRISH, so I MUST have a bad drinking
problem.

I’m INDIAN, so I MUST own a convenient store.

I’m NATIVE
AMERICAN, so I MUST dance around a fire screaming like a savage.

I’m
ATHLETIC, so I MUST be stupid.

I’m PREPPY, so I MUST shun those who don’t
wear Abercrombie & Hollister.

I’m a TEENAGER, so I MUST drink and do
drugs.

I’m a CHEERLEADER, so I MUST be a whore.

I’m a PUNK, so I
MUST do drugs.

I’m YOUNG, so I MUST be naive.

I’m RICH, so I MUST
be a conceited snob.

I WEAR BLACK, so I MUST be a goth.

I’m
BLONDE, so I MUST be a stupid ditz.

I’m WHITE, so I MUST be a nagging,
steal-your-money kind of girlfriend.

I’m PRETTY, so I MUST not be a
virign.

I’m CUBAN, so I MUST spend my spare time rolling
cigars.

I’m MEXICAN, so I MUST have hopped the border.

I’m NOT A
VIRGIN, so I MUST be easy.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH A MARRIED MAN, so I MUST
be a home-wrecking whore.

I’m a TEENAGE MOM, so I MUST be an
irresponsible slut.

I’m ITALIAN, so my family MUST own a
pizzeria.

I GOT A CAR FOR MY BIRTHDAY, so I MUST be a spoiled
brat.

I HAVE STRAIGHT A’S, so I MUST have no social life.

I’m
REALLY INTO MY MUSIC, so I MUST be scene.

I DYE MY HAIR CRAZY COLORS, so
I MUST be looking for attention.

I’m INTO THEATRE & ART, so I MUST be
a homosexual.

I’m a VEGETARIAN, so I MUST be a crazy political
activist.

I HAVE A BUNCH OF GUY FRIENDS, so I MUST be fucking them
all.

I HAVE A BUNCH OF GIRL FRIENDS, so I MUST be gay.

I’m
COLOMBIAN, so I MUST be a drug dealer.

I WEAR WHAT I WANT, so I MUST be a
poser.

I’m RUSSIAN, so I MUST not care about people’s
feelings.

I’m GERMAN, so I MUST be a Nazi.

I’m BRAZILLIAN, so I
MUST be a slut.

I’m PUERTO RICAN, so I MUST rob, do graffiti

I’m
SALVADOREAN, so I MUST be in MS 13

I have BOOBS, so I MUST be a slut

I WEAR GIRL PANTS, so I MUST have no friends.

My BOYFRIEND’S
OLDER THAN ME, so he MUST only be with me for sex.

I’m From HONDURAS, so
you are the best!

My goal is NOT to continue the list. The meme is still living and
being forwarded on myspace so go find it there. What I would like to
know is can you break the cycle of stupid negative stereotypes?

What do y’all think?