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Children and discrimination

mandie519
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4/29/2015 1:16:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Children can and should be taught by adults not to judge others based on how they look but how they act. Research shows us that children between the ages of 5-8 are in the best window for influencing prejudicial behavior. Schools are taking preventative measures especially in early years, by making sure the groups in the class are diverse and rotated constantly to keep children interacting with new children. The same concept should be taught in team sports to overcome the stereotypes that certain ethnicity's are faster, or children with disabilities should not be included. After the age of 10 children start to formulate their own prejudice based on personally experiences and less of outside influence. It's very important that parents who wish their children not to develop ignorant bias expose them to people and culture outside of their comfort zone.
Amanda Clements