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Becoming Evil – J. Waller

June 27th, 2014  |  Published in LITERATURE & VOCAB


James Edward Waller Jr. is the Cohen Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College located in Keene, New Hampshire.

Waller’s book, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing, is a standard text for students of genocide throughout the United States. He is widely recognized for his work on intergroup relations and prejudice, and in 1996 developed an innovative study program titled “Prejudice Across America.”

The program drew national media attention and was named by President Bill Clinton’s Initiative on Race as one of America’s “Promising Practices for Racial Reconciliation.” Many of the experiences from the study program are chronicled in Dr. Waller’s first book, Face to Face: The Changing State of Racism Across America; and in a second book, Prejudice Across America.[4]

From Wikipedia’s entry on “James Waller.”

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