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Paperback Details
  • 03/2015
  • 9780692407844 9780692407844
  • 406 pages
  • $15.00
Ebook Details
  • 03/2015
  • 9780692407844
  • 406 pages
  • $15.00
Societal Perceptions

Adult; Other Nonfiction; (Market)

Societal Perceptions was written to help readers connect with various experiences and identify misperceptions within society. The book utilizes experiences, observations, and narratives to explore how societal perceptions impact individuals, families, cultures, communities, and associations. By the end of Societal Perceptions readers will understand how viewpoints, behaviors, thinking, and experiences constrain individuals, families, communities, cultures, and race relations within society. The book encourages readers to take the initiative to change thinking and actions to change societal views.

Societal Perceptions Excerpt: There are individuals within society who do not recognize bias perspectives and innate behaviors until those actions and perceptions are confronted or challenged. The book utilizes experiences, observations, and narratives to explore how societal perceptions impact individuals, families, cultures, communities, and associations. Societal Perceptions was written to help readers connect with various experiences and identify misconceptions within society. This book examines how society idolizes sex, nudity, bigotry, oppression, skin complexions, socio-economic status, stereotypes, violence, divorce, money, fame, body image, and elitism in comparison to embracing authenticity, family, work ethic, marriage, equality, diversity, and cultural differences. Readers are urged to examine their thinking and actions which effects families, communities, institutions, and environments. Societal Perceptions poses questions for readers to ponder and answer. When reading the book, some of the topics will provoke an emotional response, but the information within the book is to inspire readers to consider how individuals of different backgrounds and experiences struggle to live in unity within a world that promotes division.

Societal Perceptions is controversial and encourages dialogue about issues that are prevalent within society that people are afraid to discuss.  The book brings awareness towards the judicial system, policing, disproportionality, prejudices, colorism, stereotypes, biases, double standards, injustice, inequality, racism, discrimination, educational disparities, cultural differences, privilege and religion regarding the impact each has on race relations within society.  Societal Perceptions helps readers connect with experiences of people of different backgrounds with hopes of contributing to the expansion of cultural competency.  The book is intended to challenge readers to assess how they see themselves, how they see the world, and how experiences shape viewpoint.  Individuals, races, and cultures contribute something different to society, but those differences are not afforded the same level of justice, fairness, equality, or opportunity depending upon an individual’s race.  The book encourages readers to take the initiative to change thinking and actions to change societal views to promote justice, fairness, harmony, diversity, equality and inclusion.

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09/12/2016
Book of the day

Societal Perceptions is the book of the day.

05/02/2016
New book addresses stereotypes that say minorities are unattractive, uneducated,

Read about Author Jessica McEachern and must read book Societal Perceptions on Blacknews.com.

02/23/2016
Perception equals reality

Author Jessica McEachern says perception equals reality, Yvette Caslin, Rolling Out. The article is a good read.

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 03/2015
  • 9780692407844 9780692407844
  • 406 pages
  • $15.00
Ebook Details
  • 03/2015
  • 9780692407844
  • 406 pages
  • $15.00

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