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Inter-Varsity Press Subverting the Power of Prejudice: Resources for Individual & Social Change

Prejudice. It's a serious problem whether you're on the giving or receiving end, no matter what kind it is---race, gender, age, status, wealth, looks or ability. It's serious not only because of the damage it does to all parties, but because we block what God wants to give us and what we need---his power and peace.

Sandra L. Barnes helps us sort out why prejudice is unfair, what feeds our prejudices, how to overcome prejudice and how to avoid being victimized by discrimination. She brings together both theological insight and sociological research to help us recognize and disarm our prejudices and to bring healing to our broken personal and societal relationships.

Sandra L. Barnes (Ph.D., Georgia State University) is an associate professor of sociology and African American studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has also taught at Georgia State and DeKalb Technical Institute, both in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she has worked at General Electric Capitol Coporation and at Acxicom. Her scholarly work has been published in The Journal of African American Studies, Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Social Problems, Sociological Spectrum, Journal of the Interdenominational Theology Center, Journal of Black Studies, Sociological Focus, Journal of Children and Poverty and Race, and Ethnicity and Education. She is the author of The Cost of Being Poor.

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