`This is a comprehensive text that is extremely well written by top social psychologists, with all of the major theoretical perspectives represented. The editors should be commended for putting together this lively and engaging text' - Nyla Branscombe Department of Psychology, University of Kansas A range of international events have recently focused attention on issues of prejudice, racism and social conflict: increasing tensions in former Eastern bloc countries, political conflict in Northern Ireland and the United States, as well as racial conflict in the Baltic States, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia. In light of these events, Understanding Prejudice, Racism and Social Conflict presents a timely and important update to the literature, and will a fascinating textbook for all students who need to study the subject.
Chapter 3: Boongs, Bigots, and Bystanders: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Experiences of Racism and Prejudice and their Implications for Psychology in Australia
Boongs, Bigots, and Bystanders: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Experiences of Racism and Prejudice and their Implications for Psychology in Australia
Coming to Terms
Driving through the shopping centre car park (made slower by the additional Christmas shoppers), we paused at the intersection to allow two young cyclists by. The older boy (around 15 in my estimation) peered into the car as he rode past, staring straight at me.
‘Fuck you nigger!’ were his only words as he and his mate peddled nonchalantly away with cheeky grins on their faces.
In what amounted to a minute of shock and disbelief, we paused a moment longer at the intersection, checking with each other ...