On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Lisa Forbes, author of I Can Take It Form Here: A Memoir of Trauma, Prison and Self-Empowerment, which details her journey through through the criminal justice system and post-prison life as a restored citizen.
Showing prejudice, stereotyping, stigmatizing or discriminating on the grounds of a person’s age. That’s ageism. And it can actually impact people of any age, not just the elderly.
Prejudice rears its ugly head in hateful and tragic acts small and large every day — from personal microaggressions to horrific events like this year’s mass shooting at a Buffalo, N.Y., grocery store.
It might seem as if the false information and assumptions that fuel prejudice are all learned, but biology may actually play a role in prejudice, too.
Central Texas neuropsychotherapist Bella Rockman says prejudice is “developed from multiple complex factors that influence our thinking.”