Since Gryffindors value Honor, Hufflepuffs loyalty, and slytherins fraternity/familial loyalty, yet ravenclaws individuality, why doesn't the school paint them as the other, do you think? i'm not saying the house is generally disloyal, but every other house has something about loyalty listed
Well, part of it is because canon Slytherins are just kind of… not nice (at least the ones we get to see) with their history of wizarding racism.
Also, while Ravenclaws value individuality, there’s not a lot of mention of self-preservation, and our society certainly does not appreciate self-preservation. There’s this negative conotation with it, a sort of “screw you guys, I got mine.” And while Slytherins do value fraternity, there’s still this mentality in Hogwarts where Slytherins seem like “protect our own, screw everyone else.”
Lots of other posts have discussed the reasons behind this and why it makes complete sense, which basically boils down to “everyone else is a jerk to Slytherins, so we’ll take care of our own.” And there’s nothing wrong with that, but it definitely explains why they are painted as “other.”