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June 2nd, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Why "Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth"

Within the past year, stories about bullying have dominated headlines, reminding Americans about the persistence of stereotyping and exclusion in schools.

Alexandra Robbins’s new book, “The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth,” examines the treatment of teenage outsiders, concluding that much of what many people think about “popularity” in schools is false. Robbins joins the AM anchors this morning to discuss her Quirk Theory, which suggests that many of the differences that cause a student to be excluded in school are the same traits or skills that others will value, respect, or find compelling about that person in adulthood.

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