Racism and Prejudice

Racism and Prejudice

Book - 2011
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Teaches tweens and teens about diversity and acceptance without badgering or insulting their intelligence. This book deals with delicate, sensitive issues and answers questions such as: Is it ever okay to hate or discriminate against a person because of their race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation?
Publisher: St. Catharines, ON : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2011
ISBN: 9780778721291
Branch Call Number: 305.8 ROD 2011
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Rodger, Jessie

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SPL_Childrens Oct 04, 2012

Racism and prejudice still exist in society today. Too often, people are treated unfairly and unequally because of race, culture, religion, sexual orientation or abilities.
Regardless of why racism occurs, it is never right or just.
Racism and hate are destructive in so many ways to societies and to individuals. Studies have actually shown that for victims, the stresses of dealing with constant discrimination and oppression can lead to long-term effects such as heart disease or mental illnesses.
For children, it’s often difficult to separate fact from fiction, especially when they hear someone they trust making racist statements. The purpose of this book is to help children understand what racism is, why it’s wrong, and how they can play a part in changing society to one that accepts and embraces people’s differences. As Ruby Bridges once said, “Racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it.”
The authors ask readers to imagine, for example, that they are being rejected from joining in some fun on the schoolyard simply because they have green eyes instead of brown or blue. How would that feel?
The authors also point out that in fact, everyone is different in some way – which is what makes each of us an individual.
The “Straight Talk About” books, a new series published in Canada for students, will address various other complex social issues in an unbiased, honest and easy-to-understand style.

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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

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