The "Bias Busters: Guides to Cultural Competence" series has published its tenth publication. It is aimed at educating people about Jewish culture, history and traditions in, "100 Questions and Answers About American Jews."
"I am so thankful that Joe Grimm convinced me to take this course. I didn't realize how little I knew about the Jewish culture," said journalism senior Madeline Carino. "Working on a publication like this is eye opening because it allows you to step out of your comfort zone, explore a new culture and ask questions you normally wouldn't."
The book is part of a series of guides produced in editor-in-residence Joe Grimm's, journalism course on cultural competence. The class focuses on using journalism to produce books to replace bias and stereotypes with factual information and to encourage conversation among people.
"We try to answer the questions that everybody has but might be afraid to ask because they don't want to hurt someone's feelings or embarrass themselves," Grimm said. "We hope the guides help people get ready for more in-depth conversations."
"100 Questions and Answers About American Jews" includes graphics and videos created by students and is one of the largest guides to date.
"I'm Jewish, and even I learned new things and found a better understanding of some topics," said journalism senior Daniel Hamburg. "I hope this guide will be a simple tool for those looking to learn about Judaism and also dispel common myths."