3. I don’t think Americans are offended by being stereotyped. I think it’s the IDEA of stereotyping that pisses us off. :x
No, I think there really is a constituency that gets pissed off when they are stereotyped. But in general (and here I am stereotyping, 🙂 ), I think many of us don’t like the IDEA of stereotyping, even if it is done accurately, but especially when it is done in-accurately.