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How are hate crimes different from other crimes committed against individuals? Should the legal penalties be harsher? These questions and many more are explored in Hate Crimes, the first reference source on this important topic. This volume includes an overview of legislation, statistics on hate crimes, and biographies of individuals combating violent extremist activities. A historical survey of the main targets of hate crimes--gays and lesbians, Jews, African Americans, and Asian Americans--is also featured.
Over the past twenty years, Howard J. Ehrlich conducted the first national surveys of ethnoviolence, helped design the protocol for identifying hate crimes, and has served as the director of The Prejudice Institute. This collection of essays is the result of his unparalleled research in this vital area of study. Ehrlich introduces the ten dimensions of America's social heritage that are necessary for a complete understanding of prejudice and coherently explains the complex differences between ethnoviolence and hate crimes. Through analysis of network television news programs and in-depth interviews with newspaper editors and reporters, Ehrlich explores how our mainstream media maintains racial and ethnic stereotypes. Case studies (the Oklahoma City bombing, Rodney King riots, Columbine High School shootings, and Hurricane Katrina) show how traumatic events are manipulated by political elites and the news media to shape intergroup relations. Ehrlich concludes with a personal and political look at the concentration of power in the United States and the increasing incidence of political ignorance as a tool of oppression.
As a senior writer for "Sports Illustrated" and the only opinion columnist in the magazine's 40-year history, Reilly's level-headed and often hilarious approach has earned him a devoted readership. This collection presents the best of Reilly: unforgettable sporting moments, favorite columns, and unpublished pieces.
Despite my slutty reputation, I was technically a virgin at eighteen. But it turns out all those sex-ed teachers aren't just trying to scare you. The faint positive on a budget pregnancy test sent me spinning, moments before meeting my sister's snooty new fiancé.Shaking hands with upper-crusty James was like downing a triple shot of vodka. Dizzy with desire, confused by my body's reaction, and shocked by the possessiveness flashing in his eyes, I deceived him that night and told the world at their wedding reception.The truth?I slept with my sister's fiancé. Hot and sweaty, all night long in a room so dark he couldn't tell I wasn't her.The lie?Said fiancé is the father of my child. The one I signed over my rights to just before he was born.That was seven years ago.It's time to come clean.95,000 words
Jamaica's growing HIV/AIDS epidemic is unfolding in the context of widespread violence and discrimination against people living with and at high risk of HIV/AIDS, especially men who have sex with men. Myths about HIV/AIDS persist. Many Jamaicans believe that HIV/AIDS is a disease of homosexuals and sex workers whose "moral impurity" makes them vulnerable to it, or that HIV is transmitted by casual contact.
When Paski's cartoonist father returns to Taos from a business trip, she knows her life is taking a turn for the worse. Paski and her father move to Southern California, where his comic strip has been optioned for a movie. At her new high school, haters rule--especially beautiful and cruel Jessica Nguyen.
As always, Alice Munro surprises us. While the nine stories in this new collection could not be written by anyone else, they are subtly different. The title story, for example, ranges from small-town Ontario just after the war to a near-deserted hotel on the bald Saskatchewan prairie. The setting may be strange, uncharted Munro territory, but the plot is familiar, with two lives changed forever by a random act of mischief that can never be revealed."Floating Bridge" is also a typical Alice Munro story, but different. Forty-two-year-old Jinny is fighting cancer, and the front room in their middle-class home is turned into a sickroom. Her husband hires a girl to look after her, and they visit the girl's trailer park relatives. Class tensions are exposed ("You know you'll hurt their feelings," he whispered. "They're trying to be nice to you."), and then something both unbelievable and totally believable happens to conclude the story in a way the reader will never forget.Other stories contain lines that change the world. A promisingly flirtatious reunion with a teenage sweetheart, now married, takes an unexpected turn. ("About our youngest boy," he said. "Our youngest boy was killed last summer." Oh. "He was run over," he said. "I was the one who ran over him. Backing out of our driveway." I stopped again. He stopped with me. Both of us stared ahead. "His name was Brian. He was three.")In this great book by one of the world's great writers, the settings may be Vancouver Island, small-town Ontario, Toronto, or Vancouver, but the stories are universal, and the characters - no, the people in the stories - are unforgettable.From the Hardcover edition.
For the 16.5 million yoga practitioners in America, Swedish yoga instructor Ulrica Norberg's fresh look at Hatha yoga ("the way of the body") will be a perfect entrée to the art of exercising to produce a strong mind and a harmonious soul. Focusing on pacing, not perfection, Norberg explains proper breathing and asanas, poses developed to increase consciousness, relaxation, strength, and concentration. Throughout, she maintains a thoughtful balance between philosophy and instruction, and offers step-by-step directions and wisdom for personal and communal well-being. Lavishly illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs, Hatha Yoga is sure to inspire beginning and advanced yoga practitioners alike.
This book provides practical, detailed information on Hatha Yoga for both beginners and practitioners, which can be used throughout their daily life.
The material you are about to read comes from a most unusual source-- a group of interdimensional beings known collectively as the Hathors. These beings claim to exist in the fourth dimension of our Universe. They are our elder brothers and sisters in consciousness, and they have been involved with mankind for millennia.
This book contains first three complete novels of The Stories of Alvin Maker Series: "Seventh Son," "Red Prophet," and "Prentice Alvin."
We all get angry at the built-in frustrations and humiliations of everyday life. But few of us ever experience the intense and perverse hatred that inspires acts of malignant violence such as suicide bombings or ethnic massacres. In Hatred, Dr.Willard Gaylin, one of America's most respected psychiatrists, describes how raw personal passions are transformed into acts of violence and cultures of hatred. Such hatred goes beyond mere emotion. Hatred, Gaylin explains, is a psychological disorder-a form of quasi-delusional thinking. It requires forming "a passionate attachment," an obsessive involvement with the scapegoat population. It is designed to allow the angry and frustrated individual to disavow responsibility for his own failures and misery by directing it towards a convenient victim. Gaylin dissects the mechanisms by which cynical political and religious leaders manipulate frustrated and deprived people, leading to the acts of mass terror that threaten us all. Step-by-step, he leads us into an understanding of the psychological pathway to acts of terrorism-an understanding that is an essential to survival in a world of hatred. Hatred is a masterwork in Willard Gaylin's life-long study of human emotions. Writing for the educated lay audience in the eloquent, accessible language of his bestsellers Feelings and Rediscovering Love, he takes us to the very roots of hatred.
Joop, is the narrator of this brief and bitter tale, whose secret is like no other. He has kept that secret for more than sixty years.
American had been consumed in the flames of anarchy. When the smoke cleared from a terrifying civil war, the Commander in Chief had vanished, a new constitution had been born, and a power-mad President had soared to infamy, vowing to crush everything Ben Raines stood for. Her party's first mandate: dead or alive, she wants the legendary soldier brought down for crimes of treason-unless he disbands his forces, abandons his dream for a new nation, and swears allegiance to a country under siege. That'll happen- Like Hell. Raines has the men, the weapons, the ammo, and the guts to start his own bloody revolution. With the fate of this people and his homeland at stake, that's exactly what he has in mind. And as far as Raines is concerned, dead or alive isn't even an option.
Raines has the men, the weapons, the ammo and the guts to start his own revolution. With the fate of his people and his homeland at stake, dead or alive isn't even an option.
Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. and internationally known Middle East expert, uses previously unpublished intelligence documents to piece together the links between the current wave of global terrorism--from the World Trade Center to Bali, Indonesia--and the ideology of hatred taught in the schools and mosques of Saudi Arabia.
Spectators wait to see what will come next as they watch the town's Fourth of July parade.
"I love being a magician's rabbit," Hattie snuffled happily. "I'm the luckiest rabbit in the whole world!" Hattie peeked out of her basket, her little pink nose twitching with excitement. She and her owner, Sammy Spells, were on the way to perform at a school fair. Hattie couldn't wait. Her favorite trick was hiding in the secret pocket of Sammy's big black hat, and then popping out. The audience always loved that!
When opposites attract...!In the eyes of the ton Hattie Wilkinson is a respectable widow, content with her safe, if somewhat modest life.On the other hand Sir Christopher Foxton prides himself on being regarded as one of London's most notorious rakes, with a particularly mischievous streak!Upon their first meeting Kit threatens to shatter Hattie's well-ordered peace-and her reputation!-if only she'll allow herself to succumb to his playful advances. This time they've both finally met their match....
Stanley Hauerwas is one of the most widely read and oft-cited theologians writing today. A prolific lecturer and author, he has been at the forefront of key developments in contemporary theology, ranging from narrative theology to the "recovery of virtue. " Yet despite his prominence and the esteem reserved for his thought, his work has never before been collected in a single volume that provides a sense of the totality of his vision. The editors of The Hauerwas Reader, therefore, have compiled and edited a volume that represents all the different periods and phases of Hauerwas's work. Highlighting both his constructive goals and penchant for polemic, the collection reflects the enormous variety of subjects he has engaged, the different genres in which he has written, and the diverse audiences he has addressed. It offers Hauerwas on ethics, virtue, medicine, and suffering; on euthanasia, abortion, and sexuality; and on war in relation to Catholic and Protestant thought. His essays on the role of religion in liberal democracies, the place of the family in capitalist societies, the inseparability of Christianity and Judaism, and on many other topics are included as well. Perhaps more than any other author writing on religious topics today, Hauerwas speaks across lines of religious traditions, appealing to Methodists, Jews, Anabaptists or Mennonites, Catholics, Episcopalians, and others.