So AARP decides to take on age stereotypes. They set up a food truck with a big sign, “No One Under 40.”
Their takeaway is, “See how silly ageism looks out in the open?”
But the truth is, the response of people in the video sends the opposite message.
Not one person under 40 questioned the ban on over-40 people. Not one said, “This is illegal.” People who were turned away just accepted their fate.
One woman even let her mother be turned away.
Just imagine the sign had said, “White people only.” Or, “We don’t serve gay people.”