Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Don't Hate the Haters

At the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Dr. Michael R. Ball demands more of students than stereotyping and broadbrush classification. In Teaching About Hate Groups, he describes the frightening veneer of reason and respectability even the worst of the racists and other bigots have. Rather than simply being easily identifiable crazies, they can appear and act relatively normal. His paper discusses what teachers should demand in terms of critical thinking on these sorts.

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