What Dolls Can Tell Us About Race in America

A new short film by a New York City high school student asks how far our society has come in its attitude toward race since the 1940s. In her film, "A Girl Like Me," Kiri Davis recreates a famous 1940s experiment conducted by Dr. Kenneth Clark that studied the psychological effects of segregation on black children. In Clark's test, children were given a black doll and a white doll, and then asked which one they thought was better. Overwhelmingly, they chose the white doll. Davis asked...Full Story
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