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Schools around the world should be honestly evaluating anger and prejudice
reduction programs. 
Books and websites about reducing prejudices
Whitley, B. E. and Kite, M. E. (2005). The psychology of prejudice and
discrimination. Wadsworth Publishing. ($60.95)
Nelson, T. D. (2005). The psychology of prejudice. Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
( and Psychology Self-Help Resources on the
Internet ( and Violence
articles (
Maier, Gary (2005). Understanding the dynamics of abusive relations
Southern Poverty Law Center, Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance
Tatum, B. D. (2003). Why are all the black kids sitting together in the
cafeteria?: A Psychologist explains the development of racial identity. Basic
Methods for Handling Our Own Aggression
and Anger
An important long-term concern
We have seen that anger is common but dreadfully destructive in human
relations. Most of us dislike certain kinds of people, maybe "prejudiced,
redneck clods," maybe "rude, demanding, lazy people on welfare," maybe
"critical, arrogant bosses or teachers." If we are lucky, we can avoid conflict
situations. However, if all of us would learn to control our irritation, jealousy,
resentment, violence, prejudice, psychological putdowns, etc., wouldn't it be
a much better world? Of course it would, but such goals seem so idealistic to
many people, they think it is nonsense. People say "you can't change human
nature." These defeatist attitudes prolong human misery. I don't think it is
impossible (in a couple of generations) to get people to tolerate, even to love
each other. It is an enormous task but such a worthy one that we must not
give up. Instead, we must dedicate ourselves to improving the world, starting
with our selves. 
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