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"Me. . .prejudiced? Never!" — Stereotyping Bias

Are you guilty of stereotyping? You’re likely to believe you’re not guilty. Here’s the stark reality: You are guilty! Even if you try to avoid having any prejudices, you can’t help it; you will have some. Think back to elementary school. (I know that’s a long way back for a lot of us.) You’re likely to remember the saying, “Girls rule and boy’s drool” or some version of that. From my sociology classes (Look mom and dad, my degree is coming in handy!), I learned that we are all wired with the belief that our tribe is better than another. We make sense of the world, as best we can, based on our limited experiences.