How Kids Learn about Race Stereotypes

by Courtney | September 12, 2016

Most of you already know much of this… but it’s a nice redux (an yet another call to please, for the sake of all that is good, can we please stop with the “colorblindness” idea?).
And this (yep — here’s the tie back to integrated schools you were expecting): “Children don’t always learn their beliefs about race from their parents. Adults shape children’s understanding of which categories matter to people, but children often end up forming their own presumptions about the differences among those categories. Over time, though, societal messages about race can reinforce biases children may be forming.” So, you know, we parents only have so much power…

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