Benign Bigotry: The Psychology of Subtle Prejudice by Kristin J. Anderson

By Kristin J. Anderson

whereas overt prejudice is now less accepted than in many years prior, sophisticated prejudice - prejudice that's inconspicuous, oblique, and infrequently subconscious - maintains to pervade our society. legislation don't guard opposed to sophisticated prejudice and, as a result of its covert nature, it really is tricky to watch and often is going undetected through either wrongdoer and sufferer. Benign Bigotry makes use of a clean layout to ascertain sophisticated prejudice through addressing six in general held cultural myths in response to assumptions that seem innocuous yet really foster discrimination: 'those humans all glance alike'; 'they needs to be to blame of something'; 'feminists are man-haters'; 'gays flaunt their sexuality'; 'I'm no longer a racist, i am color-blind' and 'affirmative motion is opposite racism'. Kristin J. Anderson skillfully relates every one of those myths to genuine global occasions, emphasizes how mistakes in person pondering can impact society at huge, and indicates innovations for lowering prejudice in day-by-day life.

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