The first step in eliminating sterotypes is to know what yours are.
Once you become aware of them you can learn how to prevent them.
There is probably going to be one follower of the stereotype out there somewhere that you will find.
Although this may be true, do not group a whole bunch of people into this particular category.
This can be true for even one person.
It is not fair to judge someone based on another's actions.
It is also not fair to judge someone based on their actions just once; remember everyone can have a bad day.
Many times they are made to ease one's own perceptions.
It is hard to get to know everyone you come in contact with, but try to give them all a chance.
You would not want someone to see you a certain way because a person that looks like you acted a certain way.
I found the essay very useful in teaching me that stereotypes are learned at a young age.
It is our job to teach future generations to not judge and give everyone a chance.