Is it okay to harbor stereotypes if I just keep them to myself and treat everybody the same anyway ?
(Bargh and Chen, 1996)
Talk about it!
(Bargh and Chen, 1996)
Fight or Flight?
I can't take responsibility for institutional racism
It is the responsibility of everyone participating in that system. It is especially the responsibility of those benefiting from institutional racism.
Haven't we made progress on racism in this country in the last 30 or 40 years?
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The script for this presentation was adapted from the one written by Mark Feinberg, PhD for the American Psychological Association and may be accessed at www.apa.org/pi/oema/racism/homepage.html
All photos in this presentation were downloaded from the Microsoft Clip Art Gallery except for the pictures on slide 5 (KKK member),) and slide 9 (sharecropper), which are from the LIFE magazine archive, available for personal, but not commercial, use at Google Images. The image of President Obama was purchased from http://www.bigstockphoto.com/photo/view/4101252 on 2/19/09