“From Andhra? Did You Get 1 Lakh Dowry?” A Retweet Chain Reaction That Exposes Our Hardened Stereotypes

The tweet has been retweeted many times, with people telling how deep our prejudices run.

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We are made of our judgments, prejudices and misconceptions about people who are the slightest bit different from us. Be it on the basis of ethnicity or religion, our ideas about the world around us is fed by stereotypes, which at their most harmless, are annoying.

Twitter user @arianasyndromes posted this tweet yesterday.

A lot of Twitterati could relate to it, and it set off a retweet reaction which also ended up in India.



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Then things got serious…

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How about we stop?

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Anagha Wankhede (WRITER)

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