Looking down from the flat, I realised I left the top window open all night of the "People Carrier" I hired. It was parked outside of what looks like a dodgy housing estate (project) just behind us. So I was amazed that the car was ok...

I then thought that maybe it was because it was a People Carrier (a 7 seater van).
3 racist assumptions kicked in with this -
1 that only Bengali people drive People Carriers (because they have large families/always stick together),
2 that only Bengali people live in that estate (they are poor and always stick together),
3 that Bengali kids are the criminals (despite plenty of hard evidence and personal experience to the contrary)

Amazing - one thought - 3 inferences all of which carry some heavy duty stereotypes!

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