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A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

A painful stereotype learned on Valentine's Day

I was at a Valentine's Day event yesterday. It was voluntarily catered by a gifted chef who had refused numerous suggestions that use her talent for profit. Another attendee told me that she was born in Spain, spoke with a heavy accent, and had difficulty being understood over the phone. This caused her to shy away from contact with strangers, or to collaborate with a "business person." A week before. while shopping for ingredients, a customer noted her accent and asked, "Do you do housework?".
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