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Prejudice: More than Black and White 2008

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Distributed by Films Media Group, PO Box 2053, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-2053; 800-257-5126
Produced by Paul Budline Productions
Directed by Paul Budline
DVD, color, 35 min.



Sr. High - Adult
Sociology, Discrimination, Race

Date Entered: 01/12/2010

Reviewed by LaRoi Lawton, Library & Learning Resources Department, Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

“What makes people prone to illogical hate and what steps can individuals and society takes to get rid of it, is the question the film ponders. Also two psychology professors Susan Fiske, of Princeton University, and Mahzarin Banaji, of Harvard University explore the issues inherent with prejudice and why people react in the manner they do when it comes to other cultures. Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other pro-tolerance groups and victims of prejudice share their insights and experiences as well. A pro-gay Baptist minister who formerly took a biblical stance against homosexuality and an ex-Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who now speaks out for tolerance also offer their views.” –Films Media Group summary

Stereotypes happen because unfortunately it is the way “we” process the world around us. In this program, people of several ethnic backgrounds are shown who have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance. This program contains some inflammatory language and images, and covers several aspects of prejudice: Defining Prejudice; Religious and Ethnic Prejudice; Prejudice: a Brief History; The Roots of Prejudice; Implicit Prejudice; Embracing Tolerance: A Case Study; Creating Change: A Reason for Hope. Recommended