Ageism is all around us


March 27, 2017
By: Charles Lamberton

We cannot forget that ageism is the most socially condoned form of discrimination in the United States. This clip from SNL reminds us of some common ageist stereotypes. Carvey’s character is called “Grumpy Old Man.” Grumpiness would be the first ageist stereotype. The “resistant to change” stereotype is also prominent. What other age-based stereotypes do you perceive?

 
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