When Hate Happens ... has been written to appeal to a broad, imtelligent, thoughtful, and open-minded readership. While it is grounded in well-documented psychological and sociological research, the use of professional jargon is avoided, in-so-far-as-possible, and the book is written in an informal style that relies on common sense and down-to-earth sociology. What numbers and statistics are used by the author in discussing his own original research findings on manifest hate and its reciprocal negative impacts on society are presented in common sense and non-mathematical terms, so that a lack of mathematical and statistical sophistication should not be an obstacle to understanding. A major stated goal is to encourage, energize, mobilize, and give further direction to those who are already committed to respecting diversity, teaching tolerance, and fighting hate. The concluding chapter identifies several strategies that readers can adopt to attain their shared progressive objectives. Disrespect of diversity, intolerance, and engaging in or indifference to manifest hate, along with currently obscene levels of economic inequality, are among our most immediate and important national issues, and what we choose to do or not to do about them will ultimately determine the fate and very survival of our ever-so-fragile democracy.
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Published March 22, 2013
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