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Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:10 PM

 

Nature or Nurture

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Scuba Sep 2013 OP
TorchTheWitch Sep 2013 #1
Jackpine Radical Sep 2013 #2
ismnotwasm Sep 2013 #3
Boom Sound 416 Sep 2013 #4
Turborama Sep 2013 #5
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #6
alp227 Sep 2013 #7

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:15 PM

1. so adorable!

Such loving happy faces.




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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:15 PM

2. Not original sin, but Original Blessing.

And gentle, loving nurture.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:19 PM

3. Nice!

K&R

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:23 PM

4. K&R

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:23 PM

5. K & happily sending it up to The Greatest Page

I have a very personal connection with this message.

Thanks for sharing.

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Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:37 PM

6. Awww. Cutiepies. I remember in 1st grade my friend combed my hair and then I combed hers…...

 

And I said "your hair feels different than mine" and she said "that's cause I'm black" and that was the first time I saw we had different color skin.

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Sun Sep 15, 2013, 09:55 PM

7. Umm, not really...

See Baby Discriminate; Kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color. What's a parent to do? (Newsweek 9/14/09)

At the Children's Research Lab at the University of Texas, a database is kept on thousands of families in the Austin area who have volunteered to be available for scholarly research. In 2006 Birgitte Vittrup recruited from the database about a hundred families, all of whom were Caucasian with a child 5 to 7 years old.

The goal of Vittrup's study was to learn if typical children's videos with multicultural storylines have any beneficial effect on children's racial attitudes. Her first step was to give the children a Racial Attitude Measure, which asked such questions as:

How many White people are nice?
(Almost all) (A lot) (Some) (Not many) (None)

How many Black people are nice?
(Almost all) (A lot) (Some) (Not many) (None)

During the test, the descriptive adjective "nice" was replaced with more than 20 other adjectives, like "dishonest," "pretty," "curious," and "snobby."

Vittrup sent a third of the families home with multiculturally themed videos for a week, such as an episode of Sesame Street in which characters visit an African-American family's home, and an episode of Little Bill, where the entire neighborhood comes together to clean the local park.

In truth, Vittrup didn't expect that children's racial attitudes would change very much just from watching these videos. Prior research had shown that multicultural curricula in schools have far less impact than we intend them to—largely because the implicit message "We're all friends" is too vague for young children to understand that it refers to skin color.

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