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Prejudice pervades our society in many guises, from pejorative remarks to acts of violence. Communicating Prejudice explores the many dimensions of prejudice. It presents a new and integrative conceptual model of prejudice, the layered perspective of cultural intolerance, and uses this model to analyze the communication of prejudice in a variety of spheres such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and classism. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives, the first two chapters present the model and theoretical foundation for the book, and subsequent chapters deal with specific foci of prejudice, including personal prejudice and prejudice in relationships, organizations, and the media. Included is a series of personal narratives to illustrate specific types and instances of prejudice. This book will be useful as a supplementary text in upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses examining issues of race, gender, and ethnicity.

Public Policy Interventions to Prejudice
Public policy interventions to prejudice

Public policy can be a powerful tool to alleviate prejudice through the enactment and implementation of laws, rules, and regulations. At the same time, prejudice can be manifested through public policy that excludes some groups from the rights and privileges experienced or given to the majority. Thus, public policy can be either a solution to prejudice or a reinforcement of prejudice.

When a dominant group chooses to use fears and dislikes as guiding principles for the laws, rules, and regulations that govern our society, prejudice dictates our public policies. Prejudice on a national level has been used by powerful majorities throughout history to control minority groups. The most glaring example of publicly mandated policy based on prejudice ...

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