Are We Born Racist?

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Beacon Press | Oct 13, 2010 | ISBN 9780807011584

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    Beacon Press | Jun 29, 2010 | 160 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | ISBN 9780807011577

  • Ebook$18.00

    Beacon Press | Oct 13, 2010 | ISBN 9780807011584

Praise

“Revolutionary insight follows revolutionary insight in this broadly accessible book, accumulating to nothing less than a paradigm shift that will change how we think about everything from how prejudice affects our own lives to how laws and institutional practice can be used to reduce its ill effects. And it does it all with a brevity that I hope will insure what it deserves most: to be broadly read.”
—Claude M. Steele, author of Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us
 
Are We Born Racist? presents the latest science in the most accessible format and faces typically skirted issues head-on, all while serving up practical advice and abundant hope. The evidence and perspectives offered by this valuable book will pave the way to more frank and frequent talk about race.”
—Barbara Fredrickson, author of Positivity
 
“In this slender multidisciplinary analysis, scientists, novelists, and religious leaders examine the roots of racial prejudice and possible antidotes. . . . A snapshot of contemporary research into and activism around ending racism.”
Publishers Weekly

Table Of Contents

Part I The New Psychology of Racism
Introduction • The Editors
Are We Born Racist? • Susan T. Fiske
Prejudice versus Positive Thinking • Kareem Johnson
Framed! Understanding Achievement Gaps • Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
When Racism Makes Us Sick • Eve Ekman and Jeremy Adam Smith
The Unhealthy Racist • Elizabeth Page-Gould
The Egalitarian Brain • David Amodio

Part II Overcoming Prejudice
Introduction • The Editors
How to Talk with Kids about Race • Allison Briscoe-Smith
Promoting Tolerance and Equality in Schools • Jennifer Holladay
The Perils of Color Blindness • Dottie Blais
Overcoming Prejudice in the Workplace • Jennifer A. Chatman
Policing Bias • Alex Dixon
“People Understand Each Other by Talking” • Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

Part III Strengthening Our Multiracial Society
Introduction • The Editors
Success Strategies for Interracial Couples • Anita Foeman and Terry Nance
The Bicultural Advantage • Ross D. Parke, Scott Coltrane, and Thomas Schofield
“How Can You Do That to Your Children?” • Meredith Maran
Me and My Nose • Rona Fernandez
Double Blood • Rebecca Walker
Truth + Reconciliation • Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Acknowledgments
Resources
Contributors

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