Research Essay

Title: Anti-racism and prejudice reduction: What works and why?
Question: In recent times, a lot of attention has been focused on issues of prejudice and discrimination amongst individuals, communities and Governments alike. Part of this attention stems from the fact that our societies are becoming more diverse and ethnically heterogeneous, leading to an increase likelihood of intergroup contact and incidences of prejudice and discrimination. It is also the case that the negative impacts of discrimination on people’s health and well-being are becoming clearer. In this essay summarise the existing evidence on anti-racism and prejudice reduction interventions, making sure you focus on high-quality and robust research. Make recommendations (based on the evidence) for the most effective strategies to reduce prejudice and identify areas where further research is needed.
Starting references:
Hill, M. E. and Augoustinos, M. (2001), Stereotype change and prejudice reduction: short- and long-term evaluation of a cross–cultural awareness programme. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 11, 243– 262.
Paluck, E. L., & Green, D. P., (2009) Prejudice Reduction: What Works? A Review and Assessment of Research and Practice. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 339–367.