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

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Jason Marsh, Jeremy A. Smith, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
Beacon Press, Oct 13, 2010 - Psychology - 149 pages
4 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Lucander - Goodreads

Short and punchy. The first third of the book is an excellent digest of brain science and how we are wired for prejudice. The middle third focuses on professions (teachers, police, etc.). The last ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Humphrey - Goodreads

Senior Honors Presentation based off this baby! Good stuff! Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jason Marsh is editor-in-chief of Greater Good magazine and coeditor, with Jeremy Adam Smith and Dacher Keltner, of The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness. Smith is also the author of The Daddy Shift and the editor of Sharable.net. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton holds a PhD from Columbia University and is associate professor of psychology at the University of California-Berkeley.

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