Social-Experiment

Reblog if you go to fictional characters for comfort.

Whether it be when you feel you don’t belong, when you feel upset, when you’re angry, when you’re going through a hard time or when you’re feeling empty. (Social Experiment: I want to see how many people do this)

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Hi guys, I felt like I should really share this experience with you. Recently I decided to conduct something of a…social experiment.

The first photo is of me in casual wear. It’s pretty mismatched. I was wearing my pajama top over my tee and had black pants on. My hairs messed up and everything. I look unprofessional, and it’s intended.

I took a walk through an inner city neighbourhood of Brisbane. I asked the police for directions to the library. I bought a krispy kreme doughnut from the 7 11. I went inside the mall and was asked to try free samples several times. I bought the first volume from SnK from Angus and Robert’s. I wasn’t treated any differently, the reactions were warm and friendly. My outfit didn’t effect anything at all.

The second image is me in a salwaar. The hair took effort to get into curls. (Sorry, the mirror was foggy) I had a bit of make up on. I looked good. The outfit was ironed and it looked much better than the previous one. I went to the same shops an hour later. Asked the same guard where the library was. Bought another krispy kreme.

The reactions were totally different. There were no thank you’s. No one asked me to try a sample. The guard was annoyed. When I went into the bookstore the lady at the register followed me around the whole time. When I bought a copy of ‘The storyteller’ by Jodi Picoult, she asked me if I had enough money with me before she scanned it.

I am a fourteen year old girl who has lived overseas for three years. Never have I faced such blatant discrimination.

What is this supposed to mean? You’re good to go as long as you don’t embrace your traditional values? Is this why south Asian girls are embarrassed to wear their saris and salwaars in the open? Is this why we refuse to wear our bindi and play the harmonium? Is this why we think it’s better to be well spoken in English that Bangla, Urdu, or Hindi.

When white people embrace my traditional values, they’re open minded. When I do it, I’m suddenly a nuisance. I’m automatically expected to not be well spoken. I’m automatically a suspect for shop lifting.

Think about that.

hey guess what: social experiments where a white person pretends to be another race, or a straight person pretending to be gay, or an able-bodied person pretending to be disabled are garbage too.

if you want to learn about the experiences of someone different than you, just fucking listen to their experiences. don’t use them as a costume.

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Social Experiment: Black guy breaks into a car vs White guy breaks into a car.

We all know how this ends, but what shocked me was just how fast this situation degraded for the black guy.

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Today I conducted a social experiment in regards to support for trans people in my city. I went to our local mall and held this sign up for an hour and a half. The outcome was phenomenal, I could only begin to describe how overwhelmed and excited about the results I had. There is so much support and love within the world, please never forget that❤️❤️❤️

As part of a social experiment to explore bias, 6 photographers took portraits of the same actor, who gave them each a different backstory about himself. The results showed how ‘a photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what is in front of it.' 

RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC

Photo by:  Chris Meredith

LIFE SAVER

Photo by: Franky Tsang

EX-CONVICT

Kate Disher-Quill

SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE

Photo by:  Tristan Stefan Edouard

COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN

Photo by:  Jin Lim

PSYCHIC

Photo by: Lyndal Irons  

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2015: Fire