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September 11, 2013

“A stereotype is

the aggregate observation of many people over time, which is why stereotypes are almost always accurate. . . .
Stereotyping means recognizing the obvious. In an academic context, or in the public schools, it means noticing that the wrong groups are better at things. This we must never, ever do.” Fred Reed | Foseti

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 11, 2013 8:43 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I've met two memorable ones, both black.

First, the nice elderly (probably what my age is now) gentleman in the produce section, who asked me if I could help him pick out a good watermelon.

Second, the young, huge, buff guy behind me in the checkout line at Weiss, who had stopped in to pick up dinner - a fried chicken and a small watermelon.

I call this sort of thing "straight face practice".

Posted by: leelu at September 11, 2013 4:13 PM

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