Simon says it's our "bad apples" filter that helps to create stereotypes.
"It seems like we all are being force fed bad apples. Let`s face it, 'tis not the season to be a cop. From what happened to Eric Garner to what happened to Michael Brown; so many of you are hitting the streets because you feel some 'bad cops' are among us.
Do one or two bad apples spoil the whole bunch ?
Have you noticed we sometimes wear a 'bad apple' filter. A perepctive that lets the actions of a few change the way we look at a group. Yes, the bad apple filter makes you angry and someone you know has worn it when looking at these people: teachers who have sex with their students, priests who molest children, and players who hit people they are supposed to love. We wear the filter for politicians who get arrested and don`t get me started on what some rappers say.
Admit it, we`ve let the actions of a few cloud the way we feel. It`s a good lesson in how sterotypes are born.
Here`s how they (stereotypes) die. The fact is;from cops to priests and everyone in between; there is a lot more good than bad out there. Hardworking, dedicated people who will never be one of these bad apples.
But I know your`e asking. does one bad apple ruin the whole bunch?"