When grouping people you are looking at their race, culture, etc. You may categorize the people or group by what their culture or race looks like or does. Stereotype is when you exaggerate about the group or persons individual self or beliefs. In my area we have a lot of druggies. So often when you see a beat up car or a person who looks "cracked out" you automatically associate them as being a druggie. I have seen a few people that look like they are into doing drugs, but knowing who they are I know they are not. They either cannot afford nice or new clothing or they just dress that way out of habit. You cannot always assume that a person is a druggie or a gang member just by the way they look. You have to get to know the individual. Give them an opportunity to show their true self.
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