scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: At the Supreme Court
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Tue May 02 1972 - 11:48:05 CDT
On Tue, 2 May 2000, Katherine Coates wrote:
> conduct ourselves accordingly, it doesn't really matter what others think.
> And because we are brave enough to be who we are, then I figure we can
> weather the storm.
Well, while I applaud the approach as being the "right" one, I feel
obliged, in the interests of fairness and accuracy (g), to point out that
it doesn't work well. Ask any DAR or UDC or Mason or Black Panther. Once
a negative public PERCEPTION of a group is fixed, the group is affected
and only those who fit the perception will join.
And pretty soon, perception becomes reality and those who do not and did
not fit the perception/stereotype find themselves on very shaky ground
trying to convince others that the perception isn't fact.