Confronting Prejudice and Discrimination Book

Confronting Prejudice and Discrimination

  • Author : Robyn K. Mallett
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128147160

Confronting Prejudice and Discrimination Excerpt :

Confronting Prejudice and Discrimination: The Science of Changing Minds and Behaviors focuses on confrontation as a strategy for reducing bias and discrimination. The volume tackles questions that people face when they wish to confront bias: What factors influence people’s decisions to confront or ignore bias in its various forms? What are the motives and consequences of confrontation? How can confrontation be approached individually, through education and empowerment, and in specific contexts (e.g., health care) to yield favourable outcomes? These questions are paramount in contemporary society, where confrontation of bias is increasingly evident. Moreover, great strides in the scientific study of confrontation in the past 20 years has yielded valuable insights and answers. This volume is an essential resource for students and researchers with an interest in prejudice and prejudice reduction, and will also be valuable to non-academics who wish to stand up to bias through confrontation. Addresses factors that determine individuals’ decisions to confront stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination Analyzes how personal and collective motives shape responses in confrontation-relevant situations Examines the consequences of confrontation from the perspectives of targets, perpetrators and bystanders Provides a roadmap for how to prepare for and engage in successful confrontations at the individual level Covers confronting bias in various settings including in schools, health care, the workplace and on the internet Discusses confrontation in the context of racism, sexism, sexual harassment and other forms of bias, including intersectional forms of bias

Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination Book

Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

  • Author : Mary E. Kite
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-07-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 734
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000589474

Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination Excerpt :

Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination provides a comprehensive and compelling overview of what psychological theory and research have to say about the nature, causes, and reduction of prejudice and discrimination. It balances a detailed discussion of theories and selected research with applied examples that ensure the material is relevant to students. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and addresses several interlocking themes. It first looks at the nature of prejudice and discrimination, followed by a discussion of research methods. Next come the psychological underpinnings of prejudice: the nature of stereotypes, the conditions under which stereotypes influence responses to other people, contemporary theories of prejudice, and how individuals’ values and belief systems are related to prejudice. Explored next are the development of prejudice in children and the social context of prejudice. The theme of discrimination is developed via discussions of the nature of discrimination, the experience of discrimination, and specific forms of discrimination, including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, and appearance. The concluding theme is the reduction of prejudice. The book is accompanied by a comprehensive website featuring an Instructor Manual that contains activities and tools to help with teaching a prejudice and discrimination course; PowerPoint slides for every chapter; and a Test Bank with short answer and multiple-choice exam questions for every chapter. This book is an essential companion for all students of prejudice and discrimination, including those in psychology, education, social work, business, communication studies, ethnic studies, and other disciplines. In addition to courses on prejudice and discrimination, this book will also appeal to those studying racism and diversity.

Childism Book
Score: 3
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  • Author : Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300178500

Childism Excerpt :

The author exposes American society's prejudice against its children--from corporal punishment and an uncaring foster care system to the pressure placed on children to support one parent or another in a divorce--and the harm it causes them.

White Fragility Book
Score: 3.5
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White Fragility

  • Author : Robin DiAngelo
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807047422

White Fragility Excerpt :

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Unequal Treatment  Book
Score: 4
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Unequal Treatment

  • Author : Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-06
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309082655

Unequal Treatment Excerpt :

Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions. There is, however, increasing evidence that even after such differences are accounted for, race and ethnicity remain significant predictors of the quality of health care received. In Unequal Treatment, a panel of experts documents this evidence and explores how persons of color experience the health care environment. The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Patients' and providers' attitudes, expectations, and behavior are analyzed. How to intervene? Unequal Treatment offers recommendations for improvements in medical care financing, allocation of care, availability of language translation, community-based care, and other arenas. The committee highlights the potential of cross-cultural education to improve provider-patient communication and offers a detailed look at how to integrate cross-cultural learning within the health professions. The book concludes with recommendations for data collection and research initiatives. Unequal Treatment will be vitally important to health care policymakers, administrators, providers, educators, and students as well as advocates for people of color.

Why Do They Hate You  Book

Why Do They Hate You

  • Author : Özlem Cekic
  • Publisher : Mango
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1642503762

Why Do They Hate You Excerpt :

Overcome Prejudice with Coffee and Conversation Özlem Cekic, creator of #dialoguecoffee, turned hate mail and threats from racists and religious extremists into productive, bridge-building conversations--and you can, too. Learn how to change the world--and change your life. We've all heard the expression "be the change you want to see in the world." But how do you actually do that? When Özlem Cekic became the first Muslim MP in the Danish Parliament, her email inbox was inundated with hate mail and threats, and her gut reaction was to delete and ignore each abusive message. But eventually, she decided to take a risk. She started replying to each message and inviting the senders to meet and engage in dialogue over coffee. And with time, understanding, and patience, she began to make a difference, both in the lives of those who hated her before even meeting her, and in her own life. Discover the journey behind the Dialogue Coffee Ted Talk with over a million viewers. In Why Does He Hate You? learn the answers to questions like: Where do negative emotions like anger, frustration, and hatred come from? Can conversations break down prejudices and create change and understanding? What happens when we start looking for things we have in common instead of focusing only on our differences? Readers of memoirs and books on activism and social change like How to Be an Antiracist, Lead from the Outside, and Rising Out of Hatred will be inspired and encouraged by Why Does He Hate You?

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life Book

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2004-09-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0309165865

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life Excerpt :

As the population of older Americans grows, it is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Differences in health by racial and ethnic status could be increasingly consequential for health policy and programs. Such differences are are not simply a matter of education or ability to pay for health care. For instance, Asian Americans and Hispanics appear to be in better health, on a number of indicators, than White Americans, despite, on average, lower socioeconomic status. The reasons are complex, including possible roles for such factors as selective migration, risk behaviors, exposure to various stressors, patient attitudes, and geographic variation in health care. This volume, produced by a multidisciplinary panel, considers such possible explanations for racial and ethnic health differentials within an integrated framework. It provides a concise summary of available research and lays out a research agenda to address the many uncertainties in current knowledge. It recommends, for instance, looking at health differentials across the life course and deciphering the links between factors presumably producing differentials and biopsychosocial mechanisms that lead to impaired health.

Stigma and Group Inequality Book

Stigma and Group Inequality

  • Author : Shana Levin
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135705268

Stigma and Group Inequality Excerpt :

This book provides a snapshot of the latest theoretical and empirical work on social psychological approaches to stigma and group inequality. It focuses on the perspective of the stigmatized groups and discusses the effects of the stigma on the individual, the interacting partners, the groups to which they belong, and the relations between the groups. Broken into three major sections, Stigma and Group Inequality: *discusses the tradeoffs that stigmatized individuals must contend with as they weigh the benefits derived from a particular response to stigma against the costs associated with it; *explores the ways in which environments can threaten one's intellectual performance, sense of belonging, and self concept; and *argues that the experience of possessing a stigmatized identity is shaped by social interactions with others in the stigmatized group as well as members of other groups. Stigma and Group Inequality is a valuable resource for students and scholars in the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, communication, public policy, and political science, particularly for courses on stigma, prejudice, and intergroup relations. The book is also accessible to teachers, administrators, community leaders, and concerned citizens who are trying to understand and improve the plight of stigmatized individuals in school, at work, at home, in the community, and in society at large.

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology Book

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

  • Author : Mark P. Zanna
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-22
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128024355

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology Excerpt :

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology continues to be one of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field. Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest, this series represents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology. This serial is part of the Social Sciences package on ScienceDirect. Visit for more information. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology is available online on ScienceDirect - full-text online of volume 32 onward. Elsevier book series on ScienceDirect gives multiple users throughout an institution simultaneous online access to an important complement to primary research. Digital delivery ensures users reliable, 24-hour access to the latest peer-reviewed content. The Elsevier book series are compiled and written by the most highly regarded authors in their fields and are selected from across the globe using Elsevier’s extensive researcher network. For more information about the Elsevier Book Series on ScienceDirect Program, please visit One of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field Contains contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest Represents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology

Confronting Prejudice Book

Confronting Prejudice

  • Author : Janette Logan
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351949675

Confronting Prejudice Excerpt :

This book brings lesbian and gay issues to the centre of the debate on anti-oppressive practice. It is an accessible and practical guide to the subject for all involved in student learning, aiming to provide practice teachers and educators with tools to help students develop their understanding of the effects of heterosexism as well as providing strategies for positive practice. Part 1 considers: [ the social background, raising important issues about the ways in which lesbians and gay men are marginalised in society and the subsequent reflection in social work education and practice; [ the legal framework within which social workers and probation officers operate, drawing attention to some of the tensions and dilemmas facing practitioners attempting to develop anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice; [ a framework within which to develop non-homophobic and non-heterosexist practice within the Diploma in Social Work, raising important issues which need to be addressed both within the academic institutions and the practice learning environment; [ how to facilitate students' learning in relation to anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice with lesbian and gay service users; [ the assessment of students' competence within the academic and practice curriculum; [ a model of good practice in working with lesbians and gay men, offering practical suggestions which can be incorporated into existing policies and procedures. Part 2 provides practical teaching and training materials including how to organise the training session, exercises and notes for trainers. these can be adapted to reflect individual or group needs, within the practice learning or academic environment.



  • Author : Kimberly E. Chaney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Interpersonal confrontation
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:974771642

ENDS Excerpt :

Previous work has found that individuals who have been confronted for discrimination demonstrate a reduction in explicit prejudice and attempt to compensate for their actions (Czopp, Monteith, & Mark, 2006; Mallett & Wagner, 2011; Monteith Ashburn-Nardo, Voils, & Czopp, 2002). Although confronting prejudice has been touted as a tool for prejudice reduction, it is not known how these effects translate over time (i.e., endurance), across stigmatized groups (i.e., scope), nor if the prejudice reduction occurs at an implicit level (i.e., depth). The present research recruited 147 White participants who were either confronted or not confronted for using negative Black stereotypes and then completed measures of implicit and explicit prejudices towards Blacks and Latinos immediately after confrontation and one week later. Participants who were confronted demonstrated less implicit prejudices against Blacks immediately after confrontation and used less negative Black stereotypes one week later compared to participants who were not confronted. Confrontation had no effect on implicit attitudes towards Latinos immediately after confrontation or one week later, and no effect on implicit attitudes towards Blacks one week later. Thus, confrontations endure, demonstrate depth (i.e., implicit attitude change), but do not influence attitudes towards other stigmatized groups (i.e., scope).

Rocking the Boat Book

Rocking the Boat

  • Author : Brigid O'Farrell
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 0813522692

Rocking the Boat Excerpt :

Rocking the Boat is a celebration of strong, committed women who helped to build the American labor movement. Through the stories of eleven women from a wide range of backgrounds, we experience the turmoil, hardships, and accomplishments of thousands of other union women activists through the period spanning the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, the McCarthy era, the civil rights movement, and the women's movement. These women tell powerful stories that highlight and detail women's many roles as workers, trade unionists, and family members. They all faced difficulties in their personal lives, overcame challenges in their unions, and individually and collectively helped improve women's everyday working lives. Maida Springer-Kemp came from New York City's Harlem, Local 22 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, to represent the AFL-CIO in Africa. In Chicago, Alice Peurala fought for her job in the steel mill and her place in the steel workers' union. Jessie De La Cruz organized farm workers in California. Esther Peterson, organizer, educator, and lobbyist, became an advisor to four U.S. presidents. In chapters based on oral history interviews, these women and others provide new perspectives and practical advice for today's working women. They share an idealistic and practical commitment to the labor movement. As Dorothy Haener of the United Auto Workers and a founding member of the National Organization of Women said, "You have to take a look at how to rock the boat. You don't want to spill yourself out if you can avoid it, but sometimes you have to rock the boat." From these women we, too, learn how to rock the boat.