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Are We Born Racist?

ISBN: 9780807011577 | 0807011576
Format: Trade Paper
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pub. Date: 6/29/2010

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Where do our prejudices come from? Why are some people more biased than others? Is it possible for individuals, and society as a whole, to truly defeat prejudice?Scientists have explored these questions for years, andAre We Born Racist?brings their discoveries to a general audience for the first time, as leading scientists, psychologists, educators, and many others discuss why and how our brains form prejudices, how racism hurts our health, steps we can take to mitigate prejudiced instincts, and what a post-prejudice society might actually look like. Writers inAre We BornRacist?illustrate the deep psychological roots of prejudice, detectable even in our brain activitywhile also proving that we can change our responses to these biases.With its groundbreaking scientific basis and multidisciplinary approach,Are We Born Racist?will appeal to positive psychology enthusiasts, educators, readers of books on race and antiracism, parents, medical professionals, students in a wide range of disciplines, and many others who seek practical, research-based tools for overcoming prejudice.

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