Your Feelings On Ageism


Ageism (also spelled “agism”) is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism.

I don’t think anyone should be discriminated against for any reason, be that age, race, sex, or religion. With that being said there does come a time when some elderly people are no longer capable to perform certain tasks in the workforce. In my honest opinion, this should not be a reason to fire them. Instead, I think they should be placed in a position to teach the up and coming workforce.

I know the above is a pipe dream and sadly Ageism is a real problem.

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