Hate crimes are any felony or violent crime based on prejudice against a particular group. They are prejudice’s most extreme expression. Compared to other crimes, hate crimes have a broader impact on victims and communities because they target core aspects of identity.
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'Not much has changed'
One of the Little Rock Nine, psychologist Terrence Roberts shares his thoughts on the state of racial equality in psychology and the country.
Segregation Ruled Unequal, and Therefore Unconstitutional
Psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark Ph.d demonstrated that segregation harmed Black children's self-images. Their testimony before the Supreme Court contributed to the landmark Supreme Court case that desegregated American public schools: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS.
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