"If you think of stereotypes as some sort of flaw in our mind, some sort of pathology or cruelty, you won't understand them or know how to combat them" — Paul Bloom

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"If you think of stereotypes as some sort of flaw in our mind, some sort of pathology or cruelty, you won't understand them or know how to combat them" — Paul Bloom

"If you think of stereotypes as some sort of flaw in our mind, some sort of pathology or cruelty, you won't understand them or know how to combat them" — Paul Bloom

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Playing With Perceptions

Where do stereotypes come from? Why do some perceptions persist, and is there any truth or value to the assumptions we make? In this hour, TED speakers examine the consequences of stereotypes.

"I think all this tidiness isn't doing us any good. It just spills out anyway" — Sarah Jones James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

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"Stand-up comedy is really like therapy ... by finding the funny in it, it helps you cope" — Maz Jobrani James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Can Comedy Break Stereotypes?

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"This is my art. I strive for authenticity, even if it comes in a shape that we might not usually expect" — Hetain Patel James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Can First Impressions Mislead Us?

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"I think that we think that language is something neutral and not at all political" — Jamila Lyiscott courtesy of TED hide caption

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What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

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"We're built with a strong bias to differentiate the world between us and them" — Paul Bloom courtesy of TED hide caption

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Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

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