Here's some info i gathered from the article i feel all of us need to digest, and the next time you meet or see someone who's different from you, don't judge or jump to conclusions. According to Prof.Datuk Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, Director of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Institute of Ethnic studies; "Stereotypes stem from a negative perception. From an anthropological standpoint, it is simply that in trying to define ourselves, we also reject the other."
"Stereotypes develop over time as a result of ignorance or half-knowledge about the other. What makes it worse is when it is repeated many times by many groups of individuals. What is myth, perception or illusion becomes reality."
"One doesn't know what the other's lifestyle is like, and perceived it as unusual or deviant. People only choose to see what they want to see. This is the danger of 'half-knowledge'. They don't bother to find out what the reality is."
So, as we've mentioned throughout this post.. lets not judge a book by its cover. Practice Mutual Respect.