Prejudice exists in many forms. People often discriminate against one another based on race, religion, weight, gender, and more. Offering an in-depth explanation of how and why prejudice exists,?Overcoming Prejudice provides readers with multiple true stories of people who have faced various prejudices and describes how they dealt with it. A final chapter gives readers tips for how to improve their communication skills and prevent stereotyping in their communities.
History and current events topics covered include:
- Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
- Cesar Chavez's fight for unions
- The fight for women's right to vote
- Japanese Americans who fought for the United States in World War II
- Lobbying for laws that help students with special education needs and physical disabilities thrive in school
- Moses Fleetwood Walker and Jackie Robinson as the first African-Americans in pro baseball
- Native American leaders.