unemployment stereotypes; stereotypes about unemployed people; the unemployed are lazy; the unemployed don't want to work; the unemployed want handouts.

A View On Unemployment Stereotypes

Why do people always focus on negativity when it comes to the unemployed? I can’t help but to wonder about (not dwell on) this.

So much information is spreading around about the jobless, but very little is actually positive and actually sourced from the unemployed themselves.

Stereotypes about the Unemployed

unemployment stereotypes; stereotypes about unemployed people; the unemployed are lazy; the unemployed don't want to work; the unemployed want handouts.
A View On Unemployment Stereotypes
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Consider, for example, the following (negative) stereotypes surrounding the unemployed as a group:

  • “The unemployed are slackers.”
  • “The unemployed don’t want to work.”
  • “Something is wrong with the unemployed. Many have been unemployed for over a year and still haven’t gotten a job.”
  • “The unemployed can’t be trying hard enough.”

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Unemployment Problem: U. S. House Speaker’s “Lazy” Ideology

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U. S. Speaker of the House John Boehner Believes the Unemployed Are Lazy
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By now, I am

sure you’re aware of the latest news regarding unemployment, most notably the news involving U. S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH).

Recently, Speaker Boehner met with the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank, for an economic talk. And, of course, the unemployment issue was discussed.

What was his view on unemployment according to a ThinkProgress article? Read below:  Continue reading “Unemployment Problem: U. S. House Speaker’s “Lazy” Ideology”

Myth Check: The Unemployed Are Lazy

These days, people believe long-term unemployment is a choice. In their minds, the 3.2 million persons who are long-term unemployed, are enjoying unemployment—because they don’t want to work.

Long-Term Unemployment Stereotype: “Unemployed People Are Lazy”

In other words, we’re considered “LAZY.”

This claim has “spread like wildfire” through the mass media, and people everywhere believe it. The result? People offer arrogant advice masked as “helpful” to assist us in our situation. They strive to humiliate us, though we’re experiencing a rough patch, as if we’re at fault.  Continue reading “Myth Check: The Unemployed Are Lazy”