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Felix, Rebecca

Summary: Introduces readers to the pride movement, from its beginnings at the Stonewall Riots to the LGBTQ rights movement, the first pride parade, the creation of the rainbow flag, and legislation such as the Matthew Shephard Act and the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.38 FEL

Sowell, Thomas

Summary: This book challenges many assumptions about blacks, Jews, Germans, slavery, and education. Plainly written and backed with documented facts, it takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, Sowell presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Encounter Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 SOW

Winston, Sherri

Summary: "Working on an assignment for her journalism class, Brianna Justice learns about coding, and the difference between herself and a group of inner city girls"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WIN

Summary: Nonstop laughs are in the house with season four of In living color on DVD! No celebrity was too sacred and no current event was too controversial for this Emmy-winning hit show that pushed the boundaries of sketch comedy with hilarious results.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV IN

Summary: Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lorber Films 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF REE

Wardy, Melissa Atkins.

Summary: "Containing practical, specific parenting advice; strategies for effecting change with educators, store managers, corporations, and more; and tips for challenging and changing the media, this essential guide gives parents the tools they need to fight back against the modern stereotyping and sexualization of young girls. Activist Melissa Wardy shares tangible advice for getting young girls to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 WAR

Summary: After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., an elementary school teacher in a small Iowa town decided to introduce ideas about racism and discrimination to her all-white class. This classic Frontline episode recounts Jane Elliott's bold experiment and its provocative approach-awarding special privileges to her blue-eyed students while discriminating against those whose eyes were brown....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1985

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Deriso, Christine Hurley

Summary: Ethan Garrett is a star athlete dating the most popular girl in school and a devout Christian. Jade Fulton abhors joining things, hates everyone at their high school (except her best friend, Gia), and considers herself agnostic. When they are locked in an aerobics room overnight, their confinement forces them to push past the labels they've given each other, and learn there's a lot more to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flux 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC DER

Summary: Encourage students to explore biases and stereotypes with this group of ABC News segments. Each scenario puts actors into exchanges with unwitting bystanders, generating a wide range of responses-from overt hostility towards other races and cultures to acts of genuine compassion. Scenes include a bakery clerk's refusal to serve a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf; cruelty towards an overweight...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: As America undergoes rapid economic, cultural, and political changes, how is its global image evolving? In what ways do expatriate Americans shape foreign perceptions of the United States? And what is it like for homegrown U.S. citizens to live among those who understand little about them? This program presents interviews with Americans in Russia, France, Italy, Greece, and Egypt. Each shares...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Eatwell, Piu Marie.

Summary: Examines the accuracy and falsehood of beliefs English-speakers hold about France and the French in such areas as food, women, sex, sanitation, manners, history, culture, the city of Paris, vacations, and foreign relations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944 EAT

Summary: What happens when intolerance and hatred lead to tragedy? A Service for Jeremy presents one scenario. Fifteen-year-old Jeremy is abducted and beaten to death by fellow high school students because he is gay. Such tragedies are routinely played out in various forms across the country as victims are targeted because they are Black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, poor, gay, or just different. This video...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Using the shocking racist murder of James Byrd as a starting point, this disturbing program investigates America's proliferating hate groups. The KKK's Charles Lee; the founder of Aryan Nations and his successor, Pastor Neumann Britton; and William Pierce, head of the National Alliance and author of The Turner Diaries, calmly proclaim their chilling views on "racial patriotism" and "positive...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Valenti, Jessica.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42097 VAL

Steele, Claude.

Summary: "In Whistling Vivaldi, renowned social psychologist Claude M. Steele addresses one of the most perplexing social issues of our time: the trend of minority underperformance in higher education. With strong evidence showing that the problem involves more than weaker skills, Steele explores other explanations. Here he presents an insider's look at his research and details his groundbreaking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.385 STE

Summary: Categorizing others is a part of human nature, and even as infants we divide the world into two groups-male and female-to help organize our reality. But when these stereotypes are used to make assumptions about a person's character and value, they become gender bias or outright sexism. This program illustrates some of the commercial, cultural, psychological, and sociological forces that have...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: She may be an overzealous crusader. She may be on a power trip. Then again, maybe Jane Elliott has pioneered a truly honest and viable way to talk about racial prejudice-a way in which white people and people of color can explore the subject together. This program documents one of Elliott's diversity training seminars, modeled on an experiment she first conducted as a third-grade teacher in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: they and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it? In this program, psychology professors Susan Fiske, of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: More than ever before, Americans are being bombarded-and acculturated-by the media, and only discerning individuals will recognize the sexual biases that all too often are a part of each day's worth of information and entertainment. This program focuses on identifying and looking beyond categorical stereotypes of women, men, gays, and lesbians.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Nugent, Benjamin.

Summary: An engaging study of the nerd in American popular culture and throughout history discussed in such contexts as the rise of online gaming, the science fiction club, ethnicity, Asperger's syndrome, autism, and high school and college debating.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 NUG

Brown, Christia Spears.

Summary: Outlines psychology-based strategies for focusing on a child's unique strengths rather than on gender expectations, counseling parents on how to avoid cultural inclinations that limit a child's potential.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.1 BRO

Summary: You're walking down the street and you see someone approaching. You glance at his or her face and see-what, exactly? Filmed in London, this program brings together more than two dozen total strangers to reveal the hidden judgments people make about those they don't know. Cleverly composed of nothing more than juxtaposed faces and unvarnished commentary by the film's subjects, Conversation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Although demeaning and offensive racial stereotypes were pervasive in popular media of every kind during the 20th century, most observers would agree that the media is much more sensitive to representations of race today. But the pernicious effects of that stereotyping live on in the new racism arising from disparities in the treatment of stories involving whites and people of color in a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: A smattering of self-styled experts believe they can assign IQ levels to the world's racial groups. Even if their data were beyond reproach, what does that say about IQ testing? Is it objective or socioeconomically biased? British journalist Rageh Omaar searches for answers in this thoughtful, globe-spanning program. Recounting the turmoil Dr. James Watson stirred up with his 2007 remarks on...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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