SEASAME WORKSHOP NEW STUDY SHOWS HOW U.S. CHILDREN PERCEIVE RACISM

Good Black Celebrity News

by BA 26 Views

Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, has released some important new research. The new study shows how U.S. children perceive racism. The study, entitled, Coming Together: Family Reflections on Racism, shared exclusively with Time Magazine, concluded that 86% of the participants responded that they believe that people are treated unfairly because of race. Additionally, nearly half of the respondents commented that they have personally experienced discrimination of some kind and many also said that they have personally witnessed unfair treatment. “Children understand the concept of race and identity much earlier than we as parents think they do,” Tanya Haider, Sesame Workshop’s Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Research and Ventures said to Time in an interview. “They understand differences, they understand color. Children are enormously intuitive and perceptive, and they also pick up that people react differently to those differences.” According to Time, the study was commissioned last summer by Sesame Workshop to gauge how children perceived and were affected by the national reckoning with structural racism following the murder of George Floyd. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gianna Floyd (@_giannapinkfloyd) One hundred and forty seven families across 35 states, who had children...

Comments