How is liking something and convincing yourself you like something any different? No seriously, as long as I enjoy it, one way or another, how does it matter how I got to that point?
I feel pre-existing stereotypes help you notice certain things about certain people a lot more often and a lot easier. If a black guy is loud, you think about that stereotype and then you think 'oh, he is loud because he is a black guy.' But I am sure you know loud and obnoxious white guys, but you because you don't have that preconceived notion you just think 'oh, he is loud because he is a douchebag.' See what I'm saying? This preconceived notions of steryotypes are a lot like self fulfilling prophecies, you only see it that way because you expect to see it that way.
I'm actually in the middle of work doing this on my iPod, so it might be a little messy, but I think you can get the point.
Also, did anyone see the news about that Tea Party woman who forwarded an email that was Obama's head photoshopped on a baby chimp and somethin about his birth certificate? Parts of her 'apology' are, she didn't know it was racist (fucking lie), she has black friends (roflcopter), she is just a humble Christian girl trying to live by Gods word (more bullshit), and she blamed the person who leaked it, calling the a coward. She is also refusing to resign. Stay classy, Tea Partiers.
I wrote a four word letter.