I was just having a similar conversation this weekend regarding labels and how they shape first impressions, especially when the both parties are new to each other. Alas, the person I was speaking with didn’t quite understand the angle I was coming from.
As for Labeling of People, we spend more energy labeling people rather than solving the actual problem. I.e. in terms of healthcare, the Insurance costs and opaque pricing IS the enemy, not the white guy who owns the hospital that provided the service.