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April 3rd, 2012
07:31 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Truck trailers tossed by Texas tornado

Tornadoes tore through the Dallas-Fort Worth area heavily damaging homes and buildings today. Truck trailers were tossed hundreds of feet into the sky, roofs flew off and debris filled the air. CNN's Ed Lavandera is live from Lancaster, Texas and Chad Myers reports from the CNN Weather Center. We'll also talk to Dallas, Texas Mayor Mike Rawlings about the destruction. Tune in to AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.


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Anderson Cooper on Trayvon Martin and the AC360° Study on Children and Race
April 3rd, 2012
04:02 PM ET

Anderson Cooper on Trayvon Martin and the AC360° Study on Children and Race

Editor's note: Watch AC360° on Wednesday for the next part of Anderson Cooper's special series "Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture" at 8 and 10 p.m. ET on CNN.

Do you make judgments about other people based on their race, and if so, at what age did you start doing that? Those questions are at the heart of a study we have been working on at AC360° for more than a year.

The question of how people react to someone else's race, consciously or not, has been much discussed since the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Many of the questions surrounding the case center on what George Zimmerman was thinking in those few minutes between first laying eyes on Martin and killing him. Was race a factor, and if so, how? Obviously, there are still many details we do not know about the shooting, but when I first heard about the incident, I thought of the study we've just concluded and are airing this week. What we discovered is that for kids as young as six, perceptions of race definitely make a difference when judging other children.

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