The Fragile Mind: How It Has Produced and Unwittingly Perpetuates America's Tragic Disparities

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AuthorHouse, Jul 11, 2008 - Social Science - 174 pages
Race has always been an emotional and contentious subject in America. Too often, the focus has been on one extreme or the other. Dr. Conrad provides a refreshing perspective that goes beyond news program sound bites and newspaper headlines to tackle some difficult questions, such as: Why do some people born into difficult circumstances succeed in life where others fail? What are the causes of urban violence in America? What does emotional intelligence have to do with understanding and appreciating diversity? What are the most common problems with diversity initiatives in many organizations? Dr. Conrad explores these questions based on what science tells us about our brains-their tremendous potential, and their fragility. The Fragile Mind is a valuable resource for you if you are: A business leader or supervisor seeking to maximize the talents of your employees An elected official or government representative seeking to understand the unique needs of your constituency A school administrator or teacher seeking to prepare tomorrow's leaders A non-profit leader or community worker seeking to provide the appropriate help for people in need
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Growing Up Poor and Black in America
2
Chapter 2Natures Brilliant yet Vulnerable Machine
28
PERPETUATING THE DISPARITIES
79
Cosby Is Right And He
96
Missing the Mark
124
Cultural Connoisseurship
138
How Things Could Be
148
Section 1Common Problems with Diversity Initiatives
160
Section 2Closing Recommendations
169
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