The Role Of Stereotyping In John Bennett's Essay

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Stereotyping is a frequent problem in our society. So, seeing prominent stereotyping throughout Bennett’s essay was not anything I was surprised by, although that does not make it acceptable. Throughout my life, I’ve experienced not only someone stereotyping my former drug addict brother, but stereotyping the type of person I am and the type of people my family are. My older brother went through a long and awful trial with drugs, and upon telling anyone, they automatically assumed that he was some low-life, grungy criminal. However, he wasn’t, and upon meeting him no one would ever know he was heavily addicted to drugs. That type of stereotyping attitude is the same tone I feel when I read Bennett’s essay. “Helpless wrecks in treatment centers,
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