THANKS

Filed under: EVENTS/NOTICES,Uncategorized — tkm May 19, 2007 @ 23:0 pm

Many in our community came together on Saturday, May 19, 2007; this event was sponsored by Christ Community Church.  From watching and working with all the volunteers I feel this day was a success.

The fence around Greenlawn Cemetery was painted in ~3 hours and the job finished within the 4 hours.

Also, McKinley Pool was painted in ~4.5 hours.

By the time I was able to get to the River Front it was also completed. 

Great Job!!!!!!!!!!! 

Thanks to all the volunteers and a big thanks goes to Christ Community Church for organizing this day.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Filed under: HOLIDAY,Uncategorized — tkm May 13, 2007 @ 0:0 am

 

It’s Your Special Day ,

Mommy, it’s your special day
And it’s time for me to say
I’m glad for all the things you do.
Thank you, Mommy, I love you!

To all Mom’s – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

VOTE

Filed under: ELECTION,Uncategorized — tkm May 5, 2007 @ 4:0 am

Get out and VOTE this Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Porstmouth, Ohio

4th Ward Council member

New Boston, Ohio

City Council members (4)

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SOCIAL STEREOTYPING

Filed under: DEFINITIONS,Uncategorized — tkm May 3, 2007 @ 11:0 am

SOCIAL STEREOTYPING

“Stereotyping” is a generalization about a person or group of persons. We develop stereotypes when we are unable or unwilling to obtain all of the information we would need to make fair judgments about people or situations. Where prejudices lurk, stereotyping is seldom far behind. Stereotyping is a tool used for propaganda and divisive politics. Advocates for public policy changes often have to overcome social stereotyping, while opponents of public policy changes often seek to reinforce them. Negative stereotyping is a key feature in prejudice, racism, sexism, ageism, and so on.

I would have hoped by now stereotyping would be on the decline, but in Portsmouth, Ohio it’s still going strong. Social stereotype is commonly used by people wanting to increase their self-esteem. Stereotyping tends to make the giver feel superior in some way to the person or group being stereotyped; stereotyping ignores the uniqueness of individuals. Stereotyping is not only harmful in its own right but does damage by fostering prejudice and discrimination. When unjustified stereotyping is applied to individuals and/or groups, the result is often negative. Many individuals in Portsmouth, Ohio even today discriminate against the female gender and believe a parallel exists between the position of women and that of the slaves. In their view, both are expected to be passive, cooperative, and obedient to their master-husbands. This type of stereotyping and negative attitude is not only expressed and promoted by the males of Portsmouth, Ohio, but accepted by many women who live in our community.

Positive Responses to Prejudice and Stereotypes

Understanding the nature of prejudice, scapegoat, stereotypes, and discrimination is the first step in combating these practices. All of us have prejudices about members of groups different from ourselves. We should, however, recognize that we are not acting fairly if we treat people differently because of these stereotypes and prejudices. Each one of us deserves to be considered a unique human being.

All of us face peer pressure when confronted with a joke which puts down a certain minority. It takes courage to raise objections to these jokes and pejorative names and to actively fight the prejudice and bigotry which they foster. It is important to stand up against injustice, and fight the discrimination, stereotypes, and scapegoating which have served as the precursors to persecution, violence, and genocide.