May 18th, 2010
10:43 AM ET

Video: Parents react to their kids in doll study

If you missed it last night, watch as parents explain how they feel about their kids responses in the pilot doll study.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Race in America
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  1. JBEE

    Biases may come from other kids, media images ( ads for beauty products) teachers or other adults the paents do not even know.

    Rap videos often focus on fair-skin Black women . Movie roles feature dark skin Black males with fair-skinned leading ladies.
    White kids never get introuble/get spanked and are shown as well-cared for on TV/movies while Black kids are labed as "at risk" disadvantaged"
    I would like to see the results using Chinese, Indian kids and other foreign children and their view of dark -skinned images. The effects of colonialism/racism changes the stadands/values often by force) then later generations continue to perpetuate the biases without realizing it. It becomes so in grained in the culture. Darker- skinned people in India are treated horribly and may even be spat upon in public. This is a global issue.

    May 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  2. ertha rizas

    I really believe change starts with parents black and white. I a black woman have heard black people say "he or she is to black. We as black people have taken white peoples stereo-types and used them on ourselves. That to me is most hurtful. The media, advertisement play a manger roll also. Where are the dark skinned women. Cnn no offense where are your dark skinned women. I remember one beautiful dark skinned woman with a english accent on the world news. There are so many dark skinned beautiful women. Where are they? Ebony magazine years ago also never showed brown or dark skinned women. So we black people need to start by loving our own skin color. This also happens in India, Puerto Rico and some other countries of color. People of color are in deed brain washed. White America always made blacks feel if you dont look like them your not acceptable. Lets all start with a prayer and respect. All colors are beautiful. All people should definitely be judged by character not by color of skin. Sound familiar.

    May 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm |