Recently I was sent an audition notice that reads (in part),
Seeking AFRICAN CANADIAN, CAUCASIAN AND HISPANIC Grandparents or Senior Couples (ages 70 to 90) for a Telecommunication TV commercial. .... Looking for Seniors who are clueless about technology. (emphasis added)...
To apply [please send, inter alia,]... a short description or story of how clueless they are with technology.
I resent the hint that seniors are or might typically be clueless about technology. Some are, for sure, but there is absolutely no reason to feed or promote that stereotype.
What if the notice said, "Looking for (females/Canadians/Arabs/Mexicans/Scotsmen/cheerleaders/Jews/athletes/sociologists/York graduates/whatever) who are clueless about technology"? Why is such a characterization of seniors tolerated or even smiled about, when surely it would not be tolerated if it were about some other group.
I'm tempted to write something very nasty about this audition call using Fortran II.