Hatred, Bigotry, and Prejudice: Definitions, Causes & Solutions

Synopsis

The kidnaping and beating death of a gay University of Wyoming student; the dragging death of a black man in Jasper, Texas, by advocates of "white pride" -- these two isolated incidents of violent crime occurred in 1998, not 1898, and are painful reminders that bigotry and prejudice stubbornly remain well entrenched in American culture.

What, in today's seemingly enlightened society, compels a bigot? How do prejudice and hatred emerge, and sometimes lead to such horrific violence? What can be done to overcome this subversive social undercurrent?

Updated and augmented with new essays on crimes against religious groups, gay bashing, and current court cases, this is a concise and relevant collection of essays that pinpoints the definitions, origins, and outcomes of intolerance in America.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael Musto
  • Sharon Lerner
  • David Grann
  • Frank Kogan
  • Tony Kushner
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Amherst, NY
Publication year:
  • 1999