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I want to give you an example. When I was a kid, we studied "house work" at school. Girls studied cooking, sewing, knitting, and boys studied carpentry, some electronics and so on. But for one quarter every year we switched: girls got the male teacher who was supposed to teach them some elementary electronics and such (how to switch a lightbulb is one example), while boys studied cooking and such. The male teacher told us on the first day that he can't teach us those things, because girls are physically different from boys - he actually said that our hands are attached to the body physically differently, which means we can't learn to do these things. He then would just read aloud some stuff and make us copy it - that was the education we got from him. Of course we learned nothing, and of course this lead most girls to believe that they are physically unable to do these things. With many such teachers around, one may assume that it would remain the fact on the ground that the new generation of girls is mostly not good in doing these things. Which in turn leads the teachers to believe that they were right all along, and so it goes.

So the question is whether your beliefs on innate abilities of groups translate into how you view and treat specific people. From my experience, it practically always does translate into treating the individuals differently, which is why a teacher believing that blacks/women/whatever are bad at physics is a huge red flag for me. I am sure I'd be very worried if these were the views of my teacher.