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Kids’ test answers on race brings mother to tears

When asked who the smart child is, she points to a light-skinned doll. When asked who the mean child is she points to a dark-skinned doll. She says a white child is good because “I think she looks like me”, and says the black child is ugly because “she’s a lot darker.”

As she answers her mother watches, and gently weeps.

Her daughter is taking part in a new CNN pilot study on children’s attitudes on race and her answers actually reflect one of the major findings of the study, that white children have an overwhelming bias toward white, and that black children also have a bias toward white but not nearly as strong as the bias shown by the white children.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/18/doll.study.parents/index.html

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  1. May 18, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    It’s sad but it’s what they are seeing when they are watching tv and what they are seeing in their own homes. My son thought I was white till he was 6 years old and it still confused him.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate
    Tiffany

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