Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
Only you have insinuated that all black women might be perceived as looking the same. I certainly have never entertained such a thought. Perhaps you think repetition of a falsehood makes it true?
Perhaps you are the one with suspect morality? Indeed only one of us has been banned from the forums for abusive trolling. (And it isn't me).
Ghost of a Duke apparently likes to pretend as though there's *not* a common racist
stereotype about all black (or Asian) persons of the same gender supposedly looking alike.
"No, Neither Asians nor Blacks All Look Alike"
"Remember when E! confused actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer? When a
Buffalo, N.Y., news station displayed a photo of Seal when Michael Clarke Duncan died?
When George Stephanopoulos thought Bill Russell was Morgan Freeman?"
"Last month my professor friend told me she'd received a message from a student who
was horrified that he'd confused her with the only other black female faculty member in
her department. Believe me when I tell you they look nothing alike. Plus, one was pregnant."
I would not be surprised that Ghost of a Duke (who's presumably not black, though he
has preferred not to admit that he's white, notwithstanding his great ignorance of racism)
would find it harder to distinguish one black woman from another.
"How much responsibility should one have to take for a mistake made without any intent to harm?
But what if that mistake sends a dismissive signal that people placed into the same racial group are interchangeable?"
"When you have a harder time recognizing or distinguishing between members of racial
ethnic groups other than your own, what's at work is known as the "cross-race effect."
It's been widely studied and researched around the world in contexts such as criminal justice,
where it can really mess up eyewitness identifications."
"So, no, it's not the case that Asian people "really do have similar features," said Hugenberg, adding
that "people who grew up among Asian people are quite good at distinguishing visibly among Asians."
Just as most African Americans would avoid some of the celebrity slip-ups listed above."