Saturday, October 20, 2007

Challenging stereotypes

Last Saturday morning I was leafletting in Croxteth ward, an up-market private housing estate, four bedroomed houses, drives with expensive cars.

This Saturday morning I was leafletting in Church ward, regular terraced streets.

The contrast over the two weeks made me think about stereotyping. We all hear "Croxteth" and have been conditioned to think of it as a terrible lawless place and we all imagine "Church" (that is essentially the area around Allerton Road) as though it was all big posh detached houses in leafy avenues.

Neither picture is true, there's a lesson there somewhere.

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