Right at the top, let us get one thing straight: ALL people are entitled to be respected as HUMAN BEINGS, REGARDLESS of their race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, size, age, occupation, etc. But it is these things and more, that define who we ARE.
Unfortunately, the P.C. Nazis fail to realize this and demonize anyone who DARES point it out. They confuse the realisation that EVERYBODY – this writer INCLUDED – fits into SEVERAL stereotypes, with the assumption that ACCEPTING that fact, inevitably leads to people USING stereotyping to ABUSE people. Which is simply not TRUE.
Oh sure, there will always be REAL Nazis who will do JUST that – but most people are content to use their received knowledge of how stereotypes work, to HELP people.
When you meet a person of a particular race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, size, age, occupation, etc., you can make a number of assumptions about them, based on your lifetime’s experience – most of which will be CORRECT. And armed with that knowledge, you will be able to RELATE to them better.
Which can only be a GOOD THING.