Stereotypes and Its Affect on Asperger’s Syndrome
This post should really be called “It’s Affects on My Asperger’s Syndrome” as different things hit people who have Asperger’s in many different ways. With me and I know I am not the only person in the world affected in this way, is the tendency to take things too literal. That makes stereotyping very dangerous for me especially if the subject of said stereotype is behaving in the way people of that group are stereotyped.
One major one was a confrontation I had with an African American man when I was in the service. Growing up, family and others pronounced the stereotype that African Americans would rather use their fists to settle a dispute as opposed to their words. This particular man was ready and willing to use them in this particular instance and only somehow being able to come up with the right words avoided that. I can’t remember…
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