Monday, April 19, 2010

Race Matters [UHW staffer]

[From our discussion last week at our monthly Urban Neighbor gathering. Topic: "Race Matters," with Marque Jensen from Sanctuary CDC]...

What we learn about race as kids impacts how we think about ourselves, and our own self-esteem. Our concepts and values we assign to "race" does not just affect who we view other people, but the development of our own sense of self-worth/self-esteem.

Check out how this simple experiments done with young kids, and how they answered the question "Which doll is the 'nice' doll? Which doll is the 'mean' doll?" when given the choice between a black doll and a white doll...

Black doll/white doll experiment re-done:

If you desire to read a full artice about it from ABC news:

1 comment:

Ariah said...

Thanks for posting this. We need to share more of this within the faith community to spur us on to being active in addressing the systemic racism and disparities in our communities.