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The violence of hate : confronting racism, anti-semitism, and other forms of bigotry

by Jack Levin

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How Bigotry Works & How to Confront it   (2012-09-21)


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An excellent overiew of the issues, with attention to how ordinary people can choose to intervene. Levin persuasively argues that both culture and self-interest shape prejudiced ideas and acts of discrimination or violence, which are “in many cases, quite rational.” According to Levin, respect for “differences can be so costly in a psychologically and material sense that it may actually require rebellious or deviant behavior,” in contrast to the existing norms of a society.

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