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How we were raised: antisemitism, xenophobia, or religious hatred?


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Many simplifications can be seen in the discussions on the relations between Poles and Jews. The circling demons of the past and, what is worse, the present also put the mind to sleep, causing more stereotypes and myths than truth in the public sphere. Most of us easily judge others without verifying opinions and facts. Thus, we ascribe the same characteristics to the entire group, no matter how different individuals are. In this way, we create a simplified picture of reality that can function in our consciousness for a long time. It is a natural process, as every person has a tendency to create stereotypes that often lead to prejudice and discrimination.



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Kojkoł, Jerzy, Kusiak, Paweł, Bruska, Natalia How we were raised: antisemitism, xenophobia, or religious hatred?. Przegląd Religioznawczy - The Religious Studies Review. 2022: 175-195.  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-3640