In a new book, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji and University of Washington social psychologist Anthony Greenwald assert that in modern day America, prejudice comes NOT from a hatred of certain groups, but of a preference of one’s own personal in-groups.
In theory that sounds very nice: people don’t really hate other people; they just like some people more!
Which is all fine and dandy until you recognize that an “in-group” includes people of one’s own race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Continue reading
This is certainly another way to think about it. IDK if it’s entirely fair. Thoughts?