Why Are Only Some Differences Socially Relevant?

Differences are only bad if society decides they are

Image by Lustoza from Pixabay

Physical features

However, if someone has Asian, Black, or Indigenous features, that gets noticed, and there can be judgments attached to that.

What we wear

Body size

It’s all arbitrary

Differences are only bad when we decide they’re bad.



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Ashley L. Peterson

Author of 4 books — latest is A Brief History of Stigma | Mental health blogger | Former MH nurse | Living with depression | mentalhealthathome.org