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From their views on the White House to the playground, children need mentors’ help to reject stereotypes

From their views on the White House to the playground, children need mentors’ help to reject stereotypes

Adults often think children live in a color or gender blind world, but children begin to detect race during their first year of life and show signs of stereotyping by age three, says psychologist Rebecca Bigler, director of The University of Texas at Austin's Gender and Racial Attitudes Lab. Bigler researches the formation and consequences…   » Continue Reading

White Children More Positive Toward Blacks After Learning About Racism, Study Shows

Challenging the idea that racism education could be harmful to students, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin found the results of learning about historical racism are primarily positive. The study appears in the November/December issue of the journal Child Development.