How It Feels to Be Colored Me

654 WordsJan 27, 20183 Pages
“Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less”(183, par. 6) is how Hurston views her world as she states in her story, “How it Feels to Be Colored Me”. She took great pride in herself, instead of her ethnicity and showed amazing resistance to stereotypes. The both of us tend to be just alike when it comes to embracing our individuality. Individuality allows others to see the distinguish in a persons valued parts from another, while stereotypes can easily remove that with other peoples expectations. Stereotyping can shape a persons mind to a point where they have a fixate on an image of characteristics over certain groups of people or objects. Each and every person will experience this challenge, sometimes it's hardly noticeable, but at times its so noticeable it becomes extremely annoying. Based on our actions to them more stereotypes can be form and it'll be much harder to resist them. Resisting stereotypes can be difficult and can make a situation either positive or negative. For example, when a person gets involved in a stereotype incident they either can be very calm and quiet or out lash at the person. There are times when they are completely confused about the situation and ask someone else about the situation, which would most likely make them uncomfortable and the impression is left awkward.There's also the possibility that the person can be astonished because it's
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