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Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Most children actively notice and think about race.... Between ages 5 and 11....researchers found [that] children become aware that many people believe stereotypes, including stereotypes about academic ability (for example, how intelligent certain racial and ethnic groups are). When children become aware of these types of bias about their own racial or ethnic group, it can affect how they respond to everyday situations, ranging from interacting with others to taking tests.... [This] new study has found that children develop an awareness about racial stereotypes early, and that those biases can be damaging."  Read more here.  Also, listen to The Danger of the Single Story.

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