April 4th, 2012
10:21 PM ET

Q&A: Kids on Race study explained

AC360° hired renowned child psychologist and University of Maryland professor Dr. Melanie Killen to design and implement our study that examines children's perceptions of race. The results are the basis for Anderson Cooper's special series "Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture." We asked Dr. Killen to highlight key findings, offer advice to parents on how and when to teach about equality and shed light on the thinking behind her methodology.

Watch the series of Q&A videos to get deeper insight on the year-long investigation.


Filed under: Kids on Race • Race in America
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  1. Carrick Heilferty

    Race only becomes a problem when a child grows up in an environmental that's not diverse. My school happens to be very diverse, and i don't see race as a boundary, at least for me.

    April 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  2. WilliamSwinger

    Sounds to me like minority children are taught early, by their parents, to see everything in terms of skin color. Sad really.

    April 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm |