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Old 10-25-2016, 09:34 PM
 
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Everyone is stereotyped everywhere they go, it has nothing to do with race, nationality, gender, etc. Everyone is stereotyped, and everyone stereotypes others, all of the time.

I think a more accurate question is; "what stereotypes are applied to you when you travel?"
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Yes. But one time it worked out in my favor I was traveling with friends in India back in 2010. We were a group of about 15 or so (4 black students, myself included, and about 10-11 white students). The locals, when engaging in aggressive begging (I'm talking about grabbing people's legs as they tried to board the tour bus) left me and the other black students alone . . . I'm thinking it was because they thought we were poor, being black, and didn't want to bother with us. Needless to say, I didn't complain then.
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:21 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I understand at home, that part is clear. If you go international the minority changes though. I'm sorry that you experience that, but by going abroad most are stereotyped, nationally and by race.

US-White 79.96%,
black 12.85%,
Asian 4.43%,

Asia - 60.3%
Africa - 14.5%
Europe - 11.4%
North America - 7.6%
South America - 5.6%
Oceania - 0.5%
I'm not sure what the % for Asia, Africa, Europe represents but people are stereotyped by race and and nationality at home as well.
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I'm not sure what the % for Asia, Africa, Europe represents but people are stereotyped by race and and nationality at home as well.
Indeed! Certain Wisconsinites have always been jealous of Minnesotans because Minnesota is so much more prosperous than Wisconsin, and if you drive through northern Wisconsin, in particular, with Minnesota license plates, you can become a target!

I was driving south from Superior, WI, one afternoon, with my MN plates, and I was followed for 40 miles by a highway patrol man, just waiting for me to go over the speed limit, which turned me into a nervous wreck!

Couldn't prove it, but I suspected stereotyping!
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:30 AM
 
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I was involved in a wonderfully comical case of attempted stereotyping in Portugal.

I went into a music store in southern Portugal and addressed the clerk in Portuguese about what I wanted to purchase. That got done, and he said in English, "Are you German?"

Me: "No, I'm not German. Why did you think that?"

Him: "Because the British don't speak Portuguese."

Me: "Well, I'm American."

Him: "You don't sound American."

Me: "Oh, do I sound British?"

Him: "Oh, no."

And we left it there.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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I was buying a gun once at the gun show. This lady looked at my last name and asked how long I had lived in the USA. Since she was younger than me I told her longer then you. For some reason people get this idea about my name and then dont listen to me talk. Yea people from poland talk with a texas accent, decent english and have concealed gun license.

Ofcourse I once had a guy tell me I had a beautiful last name. awkward as heck..... I dont know where he was from but he was a foreigner.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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I wouldn't jump to the race conclusion just yet. I'm white and get harrassed by tsa every time. I've been forced through the metal detectors multiple times. First they say I'm going to fast then they say I'm walking too slow then they say I'm walking to fast and they say I'm walking to rigid and ask to pat me down. They love to harrass anybody who looks like they might make their day interesting.
My wife is Hispanic but she's got a white skin complexion.

London - was stopped by security and frisked. Wife went through just fine, they knew we were together. I turn around, 3 other males w/my skin complexion were also being checked.

Frankfurt - I was called to the desk by the gate and was told b/c the flight is full, I needed to put my carry on bag with the rest of the checked luggage. I was told that there will be others that will do this. The flight wasn't full, and I was the only one out of 200 passengers that had their carry on put in with the checked luggage. I know b/c I stood there the whole time watching to see if it was being done.

Lisbon - I was stopped by security ON THE WAY TO THE TAXI LINE OUT OF THE AIRPORT. I was asked why I had 4 pieces of luggage in the cart I was using. I told them I was with my wife, pointed her out and they let me go. Meanwhile you had a white man with the same number of bags and wasn't stopped.

Venice - I was stopped by security, they wiped me down with that little thing they run through your fingers. Apparently they didn't like what they saw in my carry on on the xray, even though all I had were clothes. There was nothing else in there. I was too the only person who had this done, and wife went through OK.

Athens - at the gate waiting to board. Same situation as in Frankfurt, only this time I said no. I was the only person she asked, when I said no, she went back to the desk. WTF?
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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I got mistaken for a employee at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The guy asked me where is the casino. I replied, I don't work here.
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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I got mistaken for a employee at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The guy asked me where is the casino. I replied, I don't work here.
I am constantly asked at stores "Do you work here?" or even outright asked to assist them. I can have my purse and a jacket on and still people will approach me. I guess I'm being stereotyped as well. Middle aged, plump, white woman equates to Retail Associate I guess.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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I get stereotyped as an arrogant American whenever I travel abroad, it's worse when they find out I'm from TX.

The reputation of America around the world has gone down significantly since the 90's, I doubt we'll ever recover at this point. I've toyed with the idea of telling people I'm from Canada to see if I get a better reception LOL
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