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The careful, conscientious person is a target of bias and discrimination


          
          


   The careful, conscientious person is usually also the slow 
   person.  And this person is grossly wronged by our society.  He 
   is a member of a minority group that is a target of continual 
   bias, prejudice and discrimination.  He is generally viewed as 
   a slow learner, of a lower "IQ" than others, and treated as 
   mentally inferior.  He is penalized and discriminated against 
   through the use of time tests in school.  He is penalized in 
   the workplace by bosses who want speed and quantity and have no 
   patience with slow workers.  And all these attitudes and biases 
   produce complexes and stresses in him.  They produce 
   insecurity, anti-social attitudes, anger, resentment, and many 
   other things.  He is the target of gross social injustice and 
   his emotional response is the natural one.  Regarded as 
   inferior by society he can either accept that judgment or he 
   can defiantly refuse to accept it.  There are mental and 
   emotional quagmires associated with either response. 


   Dec 1992


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