How do children view race? In this video, children answer questions about pictures of children of different colors, revealing their biases.
It is so important to speak to our children about human differences and to explain that in the end we are all equal and very much alike. Many times, we choose to ignore the topic or figure that our children know better than to be biased. Essentially, ignoring this topic and choosing not to speak about it leads to our children being taught what to think by someone else. Society and all of the sometimes hidden, sometimes obvious signs of race bias can lead our children to mimic ideas we may not agree with. It is of great value that we actively teach our children the values we expect them to portray and the ideals we want them to mimic.