A new study with young children shows a technique to reduce racial bias in young children (4 to 6 year olds), well the key element is repetition.
From the press release:
We tend to see people we’re biased against as all the same. They are “those people.” Instead of thinking of them as specific individuals, we lump them into a group. Now an international team of researchers suggests that one way to reduce racial bias in young children is by teaching them to distinguish among faces of a different race.
The study, published in the journal Child Development, is the first to show a lasting effect – and in kids young enough to not be too set in their ways.
It is co-authored by researchers from the University of California San Diego, the University of Toronto, the University of Delaware, l’Université Grenoble Alpes in France, and Hangzhou Normal University…
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