School Setting May Impact Racial Exclusion Among Children

Do children use race to decide who should join them at the school lunch table, who to invite for a sleepover, and who to bring to a school dance? We recently conducted a study to tackle this question by interviewing nearly 700 fourth, seventh, and 10th graders of different ethnic and racial backgrounds living in the mid-Atlantic region. In 30-minute individual interviews, students were asked whether it would be OK for a child of one race (white) to exclude a child of another race (black) and...Full Story
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