Racism and ethnic bias : everybody's problem

by Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-

Format: Print Book 2001
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction y 305.8 AL
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  y 305.8 AL
 
 
Summary
Racism has been a part of American life since colonial times, when blacks were brought to this country as slaves. Author Linda Jacobs Altman tackles the issue of racism and stereotyping in society. She discusses not only the problems of racial and ethnic minorities but also those who are discriminated against because of their religious or political beliefs, or sexual orientation. Altman also makes readers aware of the power of the media to reinforce stereotypes, and gives tips on how to combat racism.
Contents
What is racism?
Stereotyping
Bridging the racial divide
The power of belonging
Taking a stand.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-9. Of these new entries in the Teen Issues series, Racism and Ethnic Bias is more likely to be requested. Still, if a request is made, Stepfamilies covers the basics, reflecting real-life experiences and offering sound advice. A chapter on gay stepfamilies is included. Racism and Ethnic Bias (a standard report topic) is an uncomfortable book to read, with its many realistic examples of ugly statements and behavior. The author describes racial profiling, genocide, and other related topics, with an emphasis on the racism of whites against blacks, Latinos, and Asians. Ethnic bias is given brief treatment. The book ends on a hopeful note, with a chapter titled "Taking a Stand." Both books are illustrated with black-and-white photographs and include notes, Internet addresses, and further readings. --Susan Dove Lempke"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Teen issues.
Subjects Racism -- Juvenile literature.
Racism -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- Juvenile literature.
Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Racism.
Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Race relations.
Racially mixed people.
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2001
Language English
Description 64 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 59) and index.
ISBN 0766015785 (hardcover)
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