50 years ago Psychologist Kenneth Clark conducted the doll test that was used to help make the case for desegregation in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. In the 1954 test,Clark showed children a black doll and a white doll and asked black children which doll they preferred. The majority chose the white. The findings were not surprising for the time. In the summer of 2005, Kiri Davis, a high-school teen, sat with 21 black kids in New York and found that 16 of them liked the white doll better.
"Can you show me the doll that you like best?" Davis asked. The girl picked the white doll immediately. When asked to show the doll that "looks bad," the girl chose the black doll. But when Davis asked the girl, "Can you give me the doll that looks like you?" the black girl first touched the white doll and then reluctantly pushed the black doll ahead.
Today my African American daughter pointed to white doll.
Answer by Liz132 at 9:07 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:08 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
If white is more beautiful, why do some many Caucasians spend so much time and money trying to darken their skin? I think because historically in the US there were more Caucasians than people of color, more emphasis was placed on white folks, in the media and what not. I think self esteem issues affect everyone in one way or another. Find the strengths and focus on those things. Everyone does something well-
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