Cognitive Development and Anti-Racism


Children are not colorblind
When we follow the premise of being colorblind we allow racial injustice to continue

Children’s beliefs about the world start early — in the first year of life — and continue to progressively take shape as they  become enculturated into their given communities. As the authors in this section explain, when we understand the natural pressure points where a well-time word or phrase on the part of a caregiver can make waves in a child’s mind, we can plants seeds of justice rather than prejudice. Four sets of authors explain how children’s ability to perceive and understand the world changes with age and experience. While each team drew on the same core set of information to inform their writing, each collaborative team presents readers with different highlights and varying suggestions. You are sure to take something away from each and every entry.


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