A divisive stereotype, a concept that another person or group is inferior to "us," not "our kind," and is someone to be feared, too often leads to conflict and violence. Why do these harmful notions live on in school textbooks?

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New Working Group Member: Mark Routs

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Partnership with The Georg Eckert Institute (GEI)

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Jun 19, 2017

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