In the United States, society teaches us from a young age that it’s bad to stereotype; that stereotypes are wrong. Stereotypes are mean, incorrect, de-individualizing assumptions. This is especially true when paired with race/nationality – NEVER stereotype about a those! Which is why it is mind blowing to even consider that Mexico did this back in 1986:
In all of the Japan posts, I’ve discussed how they use mascots for pretty much everything – schools, corporate, ideas, public service- absolutely everything.
It’s been slow here at work today, and I’ve been filling the time with reading the news, which I rarely do. There’s now so many questions circling my head like vultures amidst injured prey. It’s as though our lives are based on hatred. Why did a policeman hate the disrespect of texting in class so much that he flipped the desk? Why are we disgusted enough by our faces and bodies to create videos about how to ‘look like your favourite celebrity.’ Why does Urban Meyer detest losing so much he would keep Jameis Winston on his team, even after the theft, rant, and alleged rape? Why does Russia dislike Syria so much that they fired 118 targets in 1 day?
When this is your team photo, how can you not be great?
The college sports world mini-essploded this weekend as Miami, and the poor lil ibis, suffered its worst loss in team history. Clemson dominated all four quarters to a 58-0 kill, and while Sebastian and Co. are back at the gym thinking about their next game, head coach Al Golden has been fired.
What sport does the USA love more than any other? Football!!!!… Unless it’s arena football, and then we don’t seem to care. But really, why do we not care? It’s pretty much the same sport, just inside, on a field half the size, with higher scores, weaker defenses, and no punting. Plus, they have mascot stories that are much more detailed than anything I’ve ever seen.
When people not from the southeast United States think of South Carolina, what first pops into their head? Myrtle Beach. And thanks to the Girls Gone Wild franchise, Myrtle Beach forever has the connotation of wild spring break partiers clad in less than a normal bikini while drinking too much alcohol and overall having lower inhibitions and poor decision making skills. Thanks for that, Joe Francis.