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Race in the Mind of America Breaking the Vicious Circle Between Blacks and Whites

Author: Paul L Wachtel
Publisher: Hoboken Taylor and Francis 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Internationally recognized psychologist Paul L. Wachtel sheds new light on the psychological foundations of our nation's racial impasse and applies his pathbreaking ""vicious circle"" approach to help resolve it. This timely and fascinating analysis shows how the ways we attempt to cope with racial tensions and inequalities often lead to the perpetuation of our difficulties rather than their resolution.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul L Wachtel
ISBN: 9780415920001 0415920000 9780203429327 020342932X
OCLC Number: 962407161
Description: 1 online resource (342 Seiten)
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Ironic Dynamics of Race PART ONE Impediments to Dialogue: Why We Talk Past Each Other 2. Talking About Racism: How Our Dialogue Gets Short-Circuited 3. Blaming the Victim? 4. The Debate Over Culture 5. Ideology and IQ: Moving Beyond the Bell Curve PART TWO Prejudice, Vulnerability, and Identity: Psychological Foundations of Our Racial Impasse 6. Is Racism Inevitable? Motivational Foundations of White Racial Attitudes 7. Prejudice Without Intention? "Cognitive" Foundations of White Racial Attitudes 8. The Complexities of the Black Response to Oppression: Strengths and Vulnerabilities, Pride and Self-Doubt 9. Integration, Assimilation, and Separatism: The Ambiguities of Identity PART THREE The Seamless Web of Problems and Solutions 10. Crime and the Multiple Causes and Effects of Inequality 11. Separate Neighborhoods, Separate Destinies 12. Beyond Affirmative Action: Toward a Resolution of Our Divisions 13. Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Disadvantage: Head Starts, Handicaps, and the Importance of Ongoing Life Circumstances 14. Beyond Black and White

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Watchel challenges the orthodoxies that shape black and white opinion and liberal and conservative policies, and applies principles to solving racial tensions that may be applied to other groups  Read more...

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