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Author Anderson, Kristin J., 1968-

Title Benign bigotry : the psychology of subtle prejudice / Kristin J. Anderson

Publ Info Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
 CCRI-Newport  HM1091 .A53 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  HM1091 .A53 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HM1091 .A53 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HM1091 A53 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HM1091 .A53 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 354 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : the changing place of prejudice : a migration underground -- "Those people all look alike" : the myth of the other -- "They must be guilty of something" : myths of criminalization -- "Feminists are man-haters" : backlash myth-making -- "Gays flaunt their sexuality" : the myth of hypersexuality -- "I'm not a racist, I'm colorblind" : the myth of neutrality -- "Affirmative action is reverse racism" : the myth of merit
Note "While overt prejudice is now much less prevalent than in decades past, subtle prejudice - prejudice that is inconspicuous, indirect, and often unconscious - continues to pervade. Laws do not protect against subtle prejudice and, because of its covert nature, it is difficult to observe and frequently goes undetected by both perpetrator and victim. Benign Bigotry uses a fresh, original format to examine subtle prejudice by addressing six commonly held cultural myths based on assumptions that appear harmless but actually foster discrimination: 'those people all look alike'; 'they must be guilty of something'; 'feminists are man-haters'; 'gays flaunt their sexuality'; 'I'm not a racist, I'm color-blind' and 'affirmative action is reverse racism'. Kristin J. Anderson skillfully relates each of these myths to real world events, emphasizes how errors in individual thinking can affect society at large, and suggests strategies for reducing prejudice in daily life"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Prejudices
ISBN 9780521878357 (hbk.)
0521878357 (hbk.)
9780521702591 (pbk.)
0521702593 (pbk.)