These are all links to a study done by CNN on what children think about race. The results of the study are really sad, but unfortunately, are not shocking.
I thought of this study the other day when we were talking in class about how Morrison still uses white as a symbol of purity throughout the novel. In some of these videos, experts give children pictures of children that are identical except for their skin color. When the children were asked questions like, "Which of these children is the pretty child?" and "Which of these is the smart child?" the children pointed to the picture of the white child. When the children were asked, "Which of these is the bad child?" or "Which of these is the dumb child?" they repeatedly pointed to the picture of the black children. These responses are saddening and disheartening. They get right down to the root of racism in America - parents passing their racist ideas down to their children.