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  •  Interesting concept. There is software that (7+ / 0-)

    ages people who have been missing for years. SPLC has a Teaching Tolerance class that is free to teachers. Something like that might be useful.  Even better, if they could be made up and go out in public. Remember Black Like Me?

    Different version in a study not long ago on behavior toward the elderly. Done in NYC IIRC. Young actors and actresses were made up and dressed to appear ~70 +. They went out and about doing standard activities, appearing and acting the role of an elderly person. The study was designed to find out how individuals on the receiving end changed. The young actors got depressed, withdrew, and started responding very differently than they would normally. Those reactions were not needed for the elderly impersonation. Follow up interviews supported the changes were due to how the participants' feelings changed from being ignored, getting disrespectful treatment, etc.

    Yet another verification that humans treated aberrantly will start acting aberrantly themselves.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 02:58:51 PM PST

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