|Re: Selection and Weirdo stereotyping||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kay Argyle (argylemines.utah.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 13:24:31 -0700 (MST)|
> People, not of a > different race, not of a different religion, not of a different sexual > orientation, but only of a somewhat different income bracket, are > deemed as having "no taste." [snip] > Each person seems to feel rather uncomfortable in surroundings that > feel just right to the other. People with "no taste" tend to self-select off > of the decorating committees, unless they are also very strong. Oh my, yes. This was part of why I bailed off our common house furnishings committee once the kitchen was equipped (its first job), because I was getting this occasional subtle message from one or two people that my preferences were trashy and working class, and yet a denial that _their_ preferences had anything to do with social class. The stuff they liked was just somehow naturally superior, although they had trouble explaining in concrete terms why. They couldn't be expected to live with what I was suggesting, and if I was uncomfortable with their preferences there was something wrong with me. It wasn't worth fighting. I was willing to acknowledge that their tastes were legitimate, even while resenting their refusal to reciprocate, and I resigned myself to the results. This is one of the hidden costs to income diversity. Kay Argyle Wasatch Commo
- Selection and Weirdo stereotyping DCS, February 19 2000
- Re: Selection and Weirdo stereotyping Judy Baxter, February 22 2000
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