Discrimination by default : how racism becomes routine / Lu-in Wang.

"Wang contends that, today, most discrimination occurs by default and not by design, making legal prohibitions that focus on those who discriminate out of ill will inadequate to redress the largest share of modern discrimination. She draws on social psychology to detail three ways in which unco...

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Main Author: Wang, Lu-in.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : New York University Press, [2006]
Series:Critical America.
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Summary:"Wang contends that, today, most discrimination occurs by default and not by design, making legal prohibitions that focus on those who discriminate out of ill will inadequate to redress the largest share of modern discrimination. She draws on social psychology to detail three ways in which unconscious assumptions can lead to discrimination, showing how they play out in a range of everyday settings. Wang then demonstrates how these dynamics interact in the example of medical care to produce an invisible, self-fulfilling, and self-perpetuating prophecy of racial disparity. She goes on to suggest ways in which institutions and individuals might recognize, interrupt, and override the discriminatory default."--Jacket.
Physical Description:xii, 187 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-175) and index.
ISBN:0814793797
9780814793794