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April 22 presentation on unintentional intolerance 
Most people have a sincere and honest disgust towards prejudices that are based on superficial factors. Indeed, most people agree that racism, sexism, and other "isms" are "bad" things that we, as a society, should attempt to eliminate. Moreover, most people believe that they rarely, if ever, take prejudicial actions based on these superficial factors (e.g., skin color or a person's gender). In short, people believe, and like to believe that they are tolerant and inclusive of others -- others who may look, act or think differently than they do. Most people perceive themselves as "nice" people! But what if "nice" people are regularly intolerant of and exclude others solely on the basis of non-substantive factors and don't know it? What if the reality is most people aren't as accepting as they think? What if many people make decisions about and attributions of others based on false, half-true, or incomplete information? Could this lead to the very things that most people abhor -- racism, sexism, ageism, etc.? The answer is a resounding yes! Unintentional intolerance is as real as the consequences it heaps on those at the receiving end of such intolerance. The University of Nebraska at Kearney and UNMC are pleased to announce that Dr. Steve Robbins, noted national diversity speaker is coming to UNK on Tuesday, April 22 for a program that will be telecast at UNMC. The televised presentation can be viewed on Aprill 22 at 2 p.m. in the College of Nursing's Cooper Auditorium, Room 1010. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Please register by clicking here and enrolling through SAPPHIRE. Click here for more information about Dr. Robbins.

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