UnderstandingPrejudice.org was established in 2002 with funding from the National Science Foundation (Grant Number 9950517) and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. The purpose of the site is to offer educational resources and information on prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism, and diversity, with the ultimate goal of reducing the level of intolerance and bias in contemporary society.
Although UnderstandingPrejudice.org is organized to supplement Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination (a university-level anthology published by McGraw-Hill), all pages and features of the site are freely available to teachers, students, and other visitors regardless of whether they purchase the McGraw-Hill anthology.
The site was developed by Professor Scott Plous of Wesleyan University, co-designed with Mike Lestik, and programmed by David Jensenius and Mike Lestik. It also benefited from the talents of several student interns.
In addition, thanks are due to several researchers and other professionals who contributed to the site, including Peter Glick, Susan Fiske, Brian Nosek, Tony Greenwald, Mahzarin Banaji, and Jay Rosenstein.
Finally, several social justice organizations donated materials free of charge, including:
Please consider supporting these groups in their important work.
How to Contribute to This Web Site
If you wish to contribute books, videotapes, or other teaching materials for possible mention on this web site, visit the "Contact Us" page for instructions on how to reach us (please be advised, however, that we do not have the resources to return unsolicited materials, so anything submitted for consideration will become the property of UnderstandingPrejudice.org, whether or not it is featured on the site.)
There are also several other ways to help with this web site:
- Let students, teachers, webmasters, and others know about it
- Add links to us from your personal, work, or school web pages
- Inform us of any broken links or problems you have using the site
- Join or support Social Psychology Network, our nonprofit group
Thank you for visiting. We hope you find the activities and information on this web site useful and that they help to promote greater respect for cultural, ethnic, and other group differences.