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Benign Bigotry: The Psychology of Subtle Prejudice Paperback – January 25, 2010
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--Campbell Leaper, Professor of Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz
"...Benign Bigotry does a great job of describing research in an engaging way and opening readers' eyes to the many ways in which prejudice and discrimination affect their targets as well as their sources. It is an easy and interesting read, yet it describes research more accurately and understandably than do many similar types of books. It is a relatively complete picture of the social psychological reasons behind some of our more "misguided" social beliefs about others and a resource offering clear prescriptions for change... Anderson places social psychological research on prejudice in plain sight."
--Helen C. Harton and Thomas Dirth, PsycCRITIQUES
"...Anderson (Univ. of Houston, Downtown) illuminates the subtle ways in which individuals act, intentionally or unintentionally, out of prejudice in contemporary society. Her writing is engaging, even when she presents empirical data to make her case for six "commonly held cultural myths" having to do with otherness, criminalization, feminism, homosexuality, race, and "reverse racism."... Anderson is the first to present the scholarship an accessible, compelling way... Highly recommended..."
M. Bonner. Hawaii Pacific University, CHOICE
"....Anderson's writing style is nontechnical and she clearly explains potentially problematic aspects of conducting research and interpreting its results for readers who may be unfamiliar with the research process. These characteristics also make the book useful as a textbook for an undergraduate seminar on contemporary prejudice...."
Bernard E. Whitley, Jr., Ball State University, Sex Roles
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Kristin Anderson wants to construct an ultra liberal social reality. She attempts to influence the reader in order to make them more open-minded and tolerant.I agreed with some of her assertions because several specific points she makes are hard to refute however in most parts her naivety made me wince.I find that liberals,like this author,tend not to be very skeptical of people and human nature in general.They seem to have massive faith in people they don't know,are less questioning of others - this is mainly due to them being overly protected/nurtured in their childhood and youth.
So many lefty progressive types seem almost delusional when it comes to how they think people function.This persists until their bubble of kindness bursts and it suddenly dawns on them that they are in serious danger.This authors worldview is known as naive prey syndrome.