Prejudice, Racism, and Tribalism

A Primer for White People

by Anthony M. D'Agostino M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/11/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781665703505
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781665703512

About the Book

We hear it all the time: Americans need to have a conversation about race. But as far as Anthony M. D’Agostino, M.D., can tell, these conversations usually just reinforce our existing attitudes and prejudices. Is it actually possible for white people to have fruitful conversations with each other about prejudice and race? His answer: a definite maybe.

In Prejudice, Racism, Tribalism: A Primer for White People, he offers a discussion of these beliefs and attitudes from the point of view of a prejudice-prone white person. He writes how these terms are similar and how they are different. Consider questions such as:

• Who are victims of racism and why should we care?
• Who benefits from tribal prejudices and why are they so enduring?
• How do our prejudices influence our social and political opinions?
• Just what is “white privilege” and why would I want to lose it?

The author also examines topics such as attitudes about immigration, language, and other prejudices of white people about religion, women, Hispanics, and politics.

About the Author

Anthony M. D’Agostino, M.D., earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago). He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago; University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was Chairman of Psychiatry at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Illinois and Chief Medical Officer, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, from 1979-2011. He continues in psychiatric practice at Alexian Brothers at time of publication.