A demographic represents a portion of the population, often classified by factors like age, gender, income, or race. Interestingly, many Americans don’t understand a number of basic facts about demographics, or at the very least, misunderstand their implications.
Generalizations about how a particular group should act are incredibly short-sighted, dangerous, and inflammatory. One gentleman agrees with this sentiment: “People’s behavior is determined by upbringing and their environment.”
One Jewish contributor wants readers to understand an important distinction. “Jewish is an ethnicity much more than it is a religion,” begins the thread leader. Another Kentucky-based Jewish observer finds truth in the statement.
Many Americans seem to think that in order to communicate with Black individuals, they need to adjust their speech or adopt certain slang. The truth is simple, highlighted by one respondent, saying “As a generality, just speak to us like we’re people.”