Most of the article I agree with. The way that it's put into action is (at this point) one-sided. Thus, a couple of different posts.
“Don’t assume the worst about me because I don’t look like you. Don’t size me up based on how I dress, where I live, who my parents were, or if I ever knew my parents. Don’t speak before you listen. Don’t rush to judgment before you’ve heard from all sides.” Isn’t that what we all want?
Here's the thing. Or "things" - I call them "uniforms" and whether we like it or not, we are likely to wear a "uniform" that portrays who we are.
We believe this person is a ________________________ because of ____________________
This person is likely to be _______________________ because of _________________.
This person looks like a ___________________________ because of ________________.
This person might be a _______________________ because of _______________________________.
Which person would you cross the street to avoid meeting on a narrow side walk? Why?