Edited by award-winning author Scott Plous, Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination is unlike any other anthology on the topic of prejudice. With selections that range from classics by Martin Luther King Jr. and Gordon Allport to contemporary essays by scholars such as Stephen Jay Gould, Claude Steele, and Peggy McIntosh, the anthology includes a unique collection of readings edited, adapted, or updated specifically for this anthology—some of which have never been published before. Interdisciplinary in scope and wide-ranging in approach, the anthology combines research articles, opinion polls, legal decisions, news reports, personal narratives, and more.

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Praise for Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination

  • Scott Plous's collection of readings is the best I've seen in more than 40 years of teaching — a must-read book for everyone interested in the psychology of prejudice.
    — Professor Philip G. Zimbardo, Stanford University, Former President, American Psychological Association
  • Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination is a tour de force — insightful, original, and fascinating to read.
    Professor Susan T. Fiske, Princeton University, Former President, American Psychological Society
  • Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination is both provocative and innovative. No reader will leave it without thinking more deeply about prejudice and about hopeful paths to reform.
    Professor Joe R. Feagin, University of Florida, Former President, American Sociological Association
  • Scott Plous has produced a unique anthology that balances the best of social science with inspirational words from individuals who have changed history. I highly recommend this collection to beginners and experts alike.
    Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology, Harvard University