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What’s the discrimination issue no one is talking about?

Where age discrimination rears its head, and what to do about it

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We do not all age the same. Yet there are a lot of stereotypes out there about people who are older, and "older" can be as young as 50. I see old people all the time. They walk hand-in-hand downtown with their faces in their iPhones, and I see them in nursing homes sitting in wheelchairs in front of the television. California senator Dianne Feinstein went to work on a Monday and put in a full day. She was gone all day the next day because she had a pacemaker put in. She was back at work on time on the next day and interviewed appointees for cabinet positions -- and not in a shy way, but in a loud, bold and intelligent way. Feinstein was 83 years old on her last birthday. Does age matter? I have read on this very website about how the National Association of Realtors' (NAR's) next leader needs to be a young person. It isn’t a good idea to hire based on age. For one thing, it is illegal, and for another thing, we cannot assume people have or do not have the necessary s...