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Book review: Our racist heart? An exploration of unconscious prejudice in everyday life

Bell, Eona (2013) Book review: Our racist heart? An exploration of unconscious prejudice in everyday life. LSE Review of Books (19 Feb 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Few people today would admit to being a racist, or to making assumptions about individuals based on their skin colour, or on their gender, or social class. In this book, Geoffrey Beattie asks if prejudice is still a major part of our everyday lives. Beattie suggests that implicit biases based around race are not just found in small sections of our society, but that they also exist in the psyches of even the most liberal, educated and fairminded of us. Eona Bell finds a convincing account of the importance of psychological research in understanding a phenomenon which has very real, and often devastating effects on the life chances of people in stigmatised social groups.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 14:59
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52668

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