(U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Sandra Marrero)
By Denise-Marie Ordwa
A new study provides evidence of racial and gender bias in preschool children. In two experiments, youngsters responded much less positively to photos of black boys than they did photos of white girls, black girls and white boys.
The paper, published in Developmental Science, claims to present “the earliest evidence of bias at the intersection of race and gender.” The youngsters’ behavior mirrors patterns of bias that earlier studies have found in adults, explained one of the lead authors, Danielle Perszyk of Northwestern University.
Perszyk said white and minority children showed the same biases. She also said the findings suggest kids may be picking up on cues about race and gender from their parents and others at an earlier age than previously thought.
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An estimated 16.5 percent of U.S. children have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or ADHD — about 7.7 million kids — but about half don’t receive the help they need, according to research published in JAMA Pediatrics.
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“Doug Ross has just been named as a chief adviser by Gretchen Whitmer. If you want to learn more about him, watch him standing with the Skillman Foundation President and soon-to-be Board President of the EAA, Carol Goss, Emergency Manager Robert Bobb, and Detroit Parent Network CEO Sharlonda Buckman at the 2010 rollout of Excellent Schools Detroit (ESD).
The ESD plan, called Taking Ownership, demanded the abolition of the elected Detroit Board of Education, a single point of accountability in the Mayor or Emergency Manager, the creation of the EAA, shutting down Detroit’s schools based on invalid test scores, and competition based on invalid test scores. He represents everything awful and rotten about market-based educational reform.
Watch him at the 7:00 mark of the video calling for a “replacement strategy” for DPS, “Competition, bring it on” and the closure of more DPS schools based on test scores.
He represents the worst of neoliberal education reform and racist public school dismantling for urban communities of color.”
Thomas C Pedroni
Wayne State University