Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology

Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology

by Jason Marsh, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Jeremy A. Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807011576

ISBN-13: 9780807011577

Pub. Date: 08/01/2010

Publisher: Beacon

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? In these pages, leading scientists, psychologists, educators, activists, and many others offer answers, drawing from new scientific discoveries that shed light on why and how our brains form prejudices,

Overview

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? In these pages, leading scientists, psychologists, educators, activists, and many others offer answers, drawing from new scientific discoveries that shed light on 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.
 
Bringing a diverse range of disciplines into conversation for the first time, Are We Born Racist? offers a straightforward overview of the new science of prejudice, and showcases the abundant practical, research-based steps that can be taken in all areas of our lives to overcome prejudice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807011577
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,210,961
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I The New Psychology of Racism

Introduction: The Editors 3

Are We Born Racist? Susan T. Fiske 7

Prejudice versus Positive Thinking Kareem Johnson 17

Framed! Understanding Achievement Gaps Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton 24

When Racism Makes Us Sick Eve Ekman Jeremy Adam Smith 34

The Unhealthy Racist Elizabeth Page-Gould 41

The Egalitarian Brain David Amodio 45

Part II Overcoming Prejudice

Introduction: The Editors 55

How to Talk with Kids about Race Allison Briscoe-Smith 58

Promoting Tolerance and Equality in Schools Jennifer Holladay 64

The Perils of Color Blindness Dottie Blais 71

Overcoming Prejudice in the Workplace Jennifer A. Chatman 75

Policing Bias Alex Dixon 80

"People Understand Each Other by Talking" Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton 88

Part III Strengthening Our Multiracial Society

Introduction: The Editors 99

Success Strategies for Interracial Couples Anita Foeman Terry Nance 103

The Bicultural Advantage Ross D. Parke Scott Coltrane Thomas Schofield 111

"How Can You Do That to Your Children?" Meredith Maran 120

Me and My Nose Rona Fernandez 125

Double Blood Rebecca Walker 130

Truth + Reconciliation Archbishop Desmond Tutu 136

Acknowledgments 141

Resources 142

Contributors 146

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