Spreading Poison by John Langone
A Book About Racism and Prejudice

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A look at racism exposes the falsehoods behind many of the most common prejudices, chronicles the history of racial tensions, looks at the immigrant experience in the U.S., and discusses religious persecution, sexual harassment, gay bashing, and ageism.
 

About John Langone

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John Langone is a veteran medical journalist who has been a senior editor at Discover and an associate editor at Time. He is also a Kennedy Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard. He lives in Rowayton, Connecticut.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 178 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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In a passionate denunciation of racism and other forms of prejudice, Langone documents travails suffered by African- Americans, Jews, immigrants from around the world, women, gays, and religious minorities, primarily in the US.

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Ranging from biblical times to the Rodney King tragedy, Langone ( Our Endangered Earth ) discusses persecutions of racial, religious and ethnic groups, women, homosexuals and a large pool of others (the disabled, poor, retarded, etc.).

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