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Study Guide Answers

1.     What is often at the core of hate?
     ignorance and intolerance
2.     How are many of us becoming desensitized to the abhorrent nature of hate?
     Reports that spotlight activities motivated by hate are becoming so commonplace that they no longer surprise us.
3.     Genetic dissimilarities in a population are [bad/ good].
     good
4.     In primitive times, why was the welfare of the individual important?
     The welfare of individuals meant the welfare of the group.
5.     In primitive times, conformity within a group was [detrimental/ beneficial].
     beneficial
6.     In primitive times, why were foreigners distrusted?
     Foreigners had no interest or stake in the group's survival, and they were likely to want to take the group's resources, land, or women.
7.     A primary human goal in primitive times was the [elimination/ promotion] of groups unlike one's own.
     elimination
8.     A hate crime is committed in America about once every _______________ minutes.
     fourteen
9.     What motivates a person to commit a hate crime?
     bias against one of the victim's personal characteristics, such as race, gender, ethnic background, a disability, or sexual orientation
10.     A hate crime is aimed at the entire group with which the hate crime victim is ____________________.
     affiliated
11.     What categories does federal hate crime legislation cover?
     race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and gender
12.     What is a "bigot"?
     A bigot makes generalizations about a group of people and operates on the basis of ignorance.
13.     A bigot feels ___________________________ to the object of his/her hate.
     superior
14.     Silent spectators __________________________ society's bigots.
     enable
15.     Our silence gives the impression that _____________________________________________.
     we're in agreement
16.     The key to stopping hate is to be _________________________________.
     pro-active
17.     We must each be the voice that _____________________________.
     objects
18.     "You must be the ____________________________ you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
     change
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