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stereotype
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Definition
to classify someone or something with an oversimplified set of characteristics — especially incorrectly

or:

someone or something representing such a classification
  • In later years I was to confront the stereotyped picture of gay song-singing cotton pickers with such inordinate rage that I was told even by fellow Blacks that my paranoia was embarrassing.
    p. 8.8

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