Sadly we have stereotypes for a reason, because more often then not they are true. I'm not saying they're right, and there are Always exceptions. Stereotypes are Not always true. Thinking they are will only make you ignorant. Here's a example.
In the area of Florida where I live a lot of Indians (from India not Native Americans) own convenience stores. Saying that Indians Always own convenience stores would be a stereotype. A lot of Indians who Migrate to the United States go into Medicine as well. One of my Doctors I go to is named Baharat Patel. He's Indian. His wife is a doctor in pediatrics as is his daughter. He went into Digestive Health. When you look in our local phone book you find 3 doctor Patels. In this particular example saying Indians go into medicine is just as accurate as saying Indians always own convenience stores. Saying they are all doctors doesn't sound as funny as saying they all own convenience stores though, now does it?
Smart people look beyond stereotypes and understand that in reality they could only be used as a vague outline at best to see cultural similarities.
I like to create characters in RPGs that look like me. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.
and here I thought I was the only person who did that