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How Racism, Fear, and Bigotry Threaten the Social Fabric of Democratic Societies

Jan 6, 2021


Democratic societies are predicated on the belief that people are equal. What happens to societies when we fear those who don’t look, speak or worship the way we do? And when we don’t believe others deserve the same rights and freedoms we have?

On The Point, we talk with Peter Rose, Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of The Kahn Institute at Smith College. He’s also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University. His new book published this month is titled Tropes of Intolerance: Pride, Prejudice, and the Politics of Fear.