Intergroup Contact Theory

What can we do to reduce prejudice?^ In 1954, Gordon Allport created the Contact Hypothesis in an attempt to answer that question, and it has been a successful framework in the struggle against prejudice for many decades. As alluded to by its name, the Contact Hypothesis focuses on contact between people of different backgrounds (e.g., cultures) and assumes … Continue reading Intergroup Contact Theory

Eritrea Tidbits

I read this BBC article about Eritrea. While coverage of the African continent by mainstream European news media is not perfect, it seems better than coverage (and/or lack thereof) offered by most U.S. mainstream news media, which seems biased towards focusing on 'poverty porn', a phrase used in this analysis. I found the BBC article above quite fascinating and … Continue reading Eritrea Tidbits