Monday, September 14, 2009

Newsweek Article: Even Babies Discriminate

Newsweek published an interesting article regarding race. Click here to read. Below are some excerpts from the article.

"...this period of our children's lives, when we imagine it's most important to not talk about race, is the very developmental period when children's minds are forming their first conclusions about race."

"I can't help but wonder—would the track record of desegregation be so mixed if parents reinforced it, rather than remaining silent? It is tempting to believe that because their generation is so diverse, today's children grow up knowing how to get along with people of every race. But numerous studies suggest that this is more of a fantasy than a fact."

"To be effective, researchers have found, conversations about race have to be explicit, in unmistakable terms that children understand."

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