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.
Chapter 1: Understanding Prejudice and Racism
Understanding Prejudice and Racism
Civilized men have gained notable mastery over energy, matter, and inanimate nature generally, and are rapidly learning to control physical suffering and premature death. But, by contrast, we appear to be living in the Stone Age so far as our handling of human relationships is concerned.
It is fitting to begin Chapter 1 of this book with this quotation from Gordon W. Allport, who in 1954 published The Nature of Prejudice, undoubtedly one of the most important books of the 20th century. In the more than 50 years since the publication of this classic work, hundreds of articles, books, films, and documentaries on the subject of prejudice and racism have appeared. Unfortunately, despite a ...