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​An idea or belief about an entire group of people that assumes the sameness of that group, often with negative connotations. Stereotypes are dangerous because they offer a limited picture or a “single story" about a whole group of people. They limit expectations and possibilities, erasing the complexity and uniqueness of each person.

  • Example: Assuming that older people work slower or can't learn new things, or that young people are unreliable and immature.

Source:  Harmony Movement (November 2018). Dignity, Diversion and Inclusion for All: A Guide to the Workplace