New York is a uniquely challenging and exciting place where diverse communities are constantly learning to coexist. The Library embraces diversity and supports communities in an effort to build tolerance. The following resources provide information about the psychological and sociological dynamic involved in hate incidents and hostile attitudes, explaining that inner predisposition can influence perception and consequently behavior. The authors describe how racism, hate-crimes and other bias-motivated offenses are commonly considered convenient defense mechanisms used to fill in the gap left by ignorance, insecurity and misinformation. Some of the titles challenge the readers to face their own prejudices, and provide solutions to abolish biased behavior.
Erasing Racism: The Survival of the American Nation
by Molefi Kete Asante
An in-depth insight into the realms and repercussions of racism with realistic resolutions.
The Examination of Racism in America (and Reconciling McCain vs. Obama With Racism in America)
by Yung-Kung 'Tim' Ma
Analyzes the roots of racism and invites readers to take individual actions to deal with the issue.
Overcoming Our Racism: the Journey to Liberation
by Derald Wing Sue
Offers a self-evaluation into the inner thoughts that triggers bias behavior as a way to help release destructive attitudes and eliminate racism.
White Men Challenging Racism: 35 Personal Stories
by Cooper Thompson, Emmett Schaefer, and Harry Brod
A few good men share their inspiring stories as they struggle to fight racism and other social injustices.
What Is A Hate Crime?
by Robert Winters
Defines hate crimes and other bias-motivated offenses.
Why We Hate
by Jack Levin & Gordana Rabrenovic
Explores the psychological and sociological causes of racism and offers solutions to effectively help eradicate biased sentiments.
These and other titles in different formats are available at your local library. Please visit another post on a diversity-related issue at: Gay Teen Suicide: Resources for LGBTQ Teens, Their Families, & Friends.
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