The Second Edition of Preventing Prejudice: A Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents has been completely revised and expanded to provide the most up-to-date and extensive coverage of prejudice and racism available. The new edition of this bestselling text presents a comprehensive overview of these topics and also includes practical tools for combating prejudice development in children, adolescents, and adults.

Prejudice and Racism: Prevalence and Consequences
Prejudice and racism: Prevalence and consequences

Part I of Preventing Prejudice includes three introductory chapters that serve to define prejudice and racism, review important historical perspectives on the origins and development of prejudice, and highlight the consequences of racist behavior to both the targets and perpetrators of racism and prejudice. Collectively, these three chapters provide a firm foundation that will allow the reader to digest and integrate the remaining parts of the book.

Chapter 1, “Understanding Prejudice and Racism,” defines important constructs used throughout the book, explores the nature and development of prejudice in people, and discusses the particular responsibility White Americans have in fighting racism in themselves and in society. Chapter 2, “Some Historical Background on the Origins and Evolution ...

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