Name at least three characters who exhibit prejudice in Rules. What do they say or do which shows prejudice?

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The book Rules is about the ways that young people discriminate against each other, specifically for ableist reasons. For instance, Catherine exhibits ableist prejudice because she is scared of Jason when she first meets him. Jason is nonverbal, using a system of cards to communicate with others, and he is...

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The book Rules is about the ways that young people discriminate against each other, specifically for ableist reasons. For instance, Catherine exhibits ableist prejudice because she is scared of Jason when she first meets him. Jason is nonverbal, using a system of cards to communicate with others, and he is in a wheelchair. Catherine values making friends with people who look cool to her, like Kristi, which causes Catherine to fear and shun Jason.

Ryan is being ableist when he makes fun of David, Catherine's brother, for being autistic, and for expressing behaviors that aren't harmful but that Ryan considers abnormal.

Kristi shows her prejudice when she mocks Jason at the dance, although Catherine was anxious to tell Kristi about the realities of Jason's life, indicating that Catherine already had reason to believe that Kristi wouldn't be very understanding.

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