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  1. I also picked up on Allen’s comment. It’s funny how things like that (often by very intelligent people) go unnoticed. But they have an impact, even if it’s just subconscious. It’s definitely something we have to active about, rather than just assuming things will change with time.

    -B

  2. I find this very irritating as well. By the same token I might stereotype ADD as well but from a place of experience and knowledge.

    We all do it and frankly stereotyping is based on a kernel of truth. The problem seems to be when it is done to demean or insult. When it is done to categorize or as a metaphor it may be appropriate.

    Those who use a stereotype to demean are…(insert stereotype here), wait that’s wrong. See what I mean. We all do it.

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