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Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Jul. 1, 2024

Scientific research challenges the effectiveness of common strategies for combating hate and bias

Research has shown that hate is typically caused by bias and can be reduced or kept in check through self-other awareness, which involves self-awareness, and the empathy to properly understand those who differ from oneself.

Mark B. Baer

Mark works as a mediator and conflict resolution consultant and teaches a course on implicit bias.


When people attempt to counter hate with requests for increased love, tolerance, and kindness, are such efforts effective?

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups in the United States of America almost doubled in the years between 2021 and 2023.

The following information about hate is from the District of Columbia's Attorney General's office:

"Hate gen...

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