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May 20th, 2010
11:15 AM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Bashir Akinyele

    When white America becomes unafraid to admit the role racism played and plays in oppressing African Americans, and does something about repairing the damages done by racism; only then will both white and black America be able to move forward together as one nation!

    May 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  2. Elsa

    I am a college student and I work part time at a day care center located in Bronx, NY. I have black and spanish descent and I feel that I could relate with some of the spokespersons in the video. I do agree that the media depicts a huge influence on children about race. I see things like this all the time. My job at the day care, is to observe the chilren and to watch after them when they play. Everyday, I always see a child(African-American) that is "playing house" going for the white baby doll. I pull a baby doll that has darker shade and offer the darker baby to the child. They always refuse my offer and the child tells me that they prefer the lighter doll. I ask them why and they simply tell me that the white baby doll is prettier. All I can do is just to encourage these children that everyone is equal and that everyone is beautiful in the inside and out.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  3. roger

    In the Minneapolis area 90 % of the violent crime suspects we see on TV are dark skined. Until that changes and the children see a much lower % of dark people as violent the results of studies, like these, will stay the same. Kids will say what they see.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  4. Gail Duncan

    Would like to hear more views/examples of how the media encourages light skin over dark. Also straight hair over natural.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  5. Tracy B.

    I felt ill for the Mother that found her child singling out ugly / mean children simply because of skin color. I am so sorry our society has evolved with such hatred and ignorance. As a very white father of two boys, I go the extra mile to teach them about races, ingnorance, intollerance of others, and how we can make a difference in our small family. We embrace other races and cultures. We can only learn from others that have different experiences – then we can understand how to become better people and evolve as a society together.
    Great job Anderson. Great topic and I hope you keep it up.
    Tracy B
    Salt Lake City, Ut.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm |

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