‘Pillbillies’ — another Appalachian stereotype

A stereotype is a generalized statement or belief applied to everyone in a group, as though the entire group is the same. Any belief or characteristic, applied to an entire group, immediately makes it invalid because no characteristics are held by everyone in the group. … Stereotypical beliefs sometimes come from some degree of truth, however. There is probably someone in the group who fits the stereotype,” said Lenora Billings-Harris.

I agree. In his younger years, my maternal grandfather boiled moonshine

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