Volume 46, Issue 1 p. 55-63

How to Cook Rice: A Review of Ingredients for Teaching anti-Prejudice

Anne Pedersen

Corresponding Author

Anne Pedersen

Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia

Anne Pedersen, School of Psychology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia. Fax: 61 (08) 9360 6492; email: [email protected]Search for more papers by this author
Iain Walker

Iain Walker

Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia

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Yin Paradies

Yin Paradies

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria

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Bernard Guerin

Bernard Guerin

University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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First published: 25 February 2011
Citations: 59

Abstract

There is a pressing need to address prejudice, racism, and discrimination against marginalised groups in Australia. This involves change from the structural to the individual level. In this article, we discuss the merits of individual anti-prejudice mechanisms within the Australian context. First, we expand on nine mechanisms described in a previous paper and then review five new mechanisms. We conclude that while some mechanisms are likely to be useful regardless of location, others need to be tailored to the local context. We also conclude that effective interventions need to utilise multiple mechanisms. It is hoped that the synthesis of the different mechanisms provided here will assist anti-prejudice researchers, practitioners, and policymakers striving to improve relations among different groups in our society.