elderly couple by a wood pile
Elderly man and woman

Stereotyping

Why do we stereotype people who are different from us when we first see them? What visual clues might we see to guide our thoughts and behavior? Are these thoughts always correct? Can they be wrong? Do any of these first thoughts change after we meet the diverse person? Can you share an example from your life?

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Understanding Diversity and Inclusion

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