The aging of America and the world is arguably the biggest story of our time and place. One might think that having more older people in this country and on the planet than at any other time in history would put an end to ageism. Negative attitudes and practices toward older people are facts of life, however, especially in the youth-obsessed media industry. Ageism is now a pervasive force in American life that, like racism and gender discrimination, runs contrary to our democratic ideals.
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