Richard Coccaro PhD. Clinical Psychologist
Mountain View, CA
I am first generation Italian. As a boy my father told me, “What a man has in his heart, is all that counts.”
I have conducted racial healing groups and we explored our prejudices. It is important to know our
prejudices so that we can prevent our behavior from hurting others. Our society teaches us prejudices
in the way different groups are depicted in the media. Note the way Italians are depicted as criminals
even when the ethnicity of the criminal is not important to the plot.