Tuesday, September 18, 2007

They learn young!





I don't think that little boy knows if the Asian man is Chinesse ,Koren etc..

6 comments:

muthii fulani said...

damn!! stereotypes precede all else i see...and they are so young!

Soul said...

And this is why it is soo annoying when people say...
'children aren't racist or can't be racist'.

Yes they can, yes they are. Children can be inherently cruel and usually are.
Especially when that's all they are being fed. If a child constantly watches TV, then no doubt that child is being fed a daily diet of stereotype.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Just saw your message about the African dancer. Unfortunately I missed that post. A quick glance through previous posts has not helped, either. Could you point me in the right direction, please? Thanks!

BookishBlackGirl said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog and for the link in the blogroll.

On this video, I'm saddened by the kids' reactions but not surprised. Children have an uncanny ability to pick up on social cues adults and the media give them. Their opinions only reflect what they hear/see about people who wear turbans, black men and criminality, etc.

PurpleZoe said...

Indeed they learn young.
They've been socially programmed through many mediums.
We should be encouraging our children to use their intuition.

Anonymous said...

Well i believa all people are good by n nature, i think most of those kids automatically assocaited negative words to the faces that they were not familair with

Also they were using streotypes that someone has progtrammed into them