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Considering Hate

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Considering Hate by Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski
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Jan 19, 2016 | ISBN 9780807042953

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“A very provocative and enjoyable academic read. This well-researched volume successfully provides intriguing and challenging ideas while remaining clear and concise. Recommended for those interested in the evolving roles of prejudice and violence and the effects on our justice system.” 
Library Journal

“Writers and activists Whitlock and Bronski explore what, exactly, motivates brutality, especially in the U.S. But instead of just blaming the same old culprits, the authors of Considering Hate bring readers along on a journey to challenge the so-called conventional wisdom around discrimination, harassment, government surveillance, the criminal justice system, and violence. If the words, ‘Steubenville,’ ‘Stand Your Ground,’ ‘Ferguson,’ ‘Eric Garner,’ or ‘NYPD’ ping some real feelings in you, this book is worth a read.”
The Advocate

Considering Hate is a wonderfully vigorous and delightfully empowering book that shatters any simplistic notions of hate and violence with a new visionary paradigm of how we pursue goodness and justice with imagination, empathy, and courage. Don’t miss it!”
—Cornel West
“By disrupting the punishing impulse of law and order politics, Considering Hate encourages us to move beyond fear and exclusion to imagine social justice as a communal process. Synthesizing philosophy, social criticism, cultural analysis, and scholarship on community accountability, it proposes nothing less than a paradigm shift, moving us beyond simplistic notions of hate and love or good and evil.”
—Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of The End of San Francisco
Considering Hate is a provocative, deeply humane, and necessary book for all of us who want to reduce violence and create justice without resorting to supremacist ideas and notions of vengeance. Its unflinching eye, large-sighted vision, and limitless heart provide nourishment for mind, heart, and spirit. Read it!”
—Sister Helen Prejean

“Whitlock and Bronski challenge us to deepen the conversation to include the meaning of civic goodness, collective responsibility, and the pursuit of justice.”
Spirituality & Practice

Table Of Contents

Authors’ Note


1. Dehumanization and Violence

2. Hate in the Public Imagination

3. Boundaries, Borders, and Psychic Shadows of Hate

4. Collective Responsibility and Moral Disengagement

5. Goodness in the Public Imagination

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