Racism has been passed down from generation to generation, and it does not appear to be improving, despite the increased understanding brought about by education and the achievements of black people, who are the most prejudiced.
Kenneth and Mamie Clark, psychologists, devised the “doll test” in the 1940s to investigate the psychological consequences of segregation on African-American children.
Children are asked to identify the race of the dolls and which doll they like in this test, which is conducted using identical dolls in two colors.
According to Drs. Clark’s research, “prejudice, discrimination, and segregation” caused African-American children to feel inferior and harmed their self-esteem.
The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which demanded racial integration in American public schools, was based on this exam.
In the 1940s, black children’s perceptions and feelings of inferiority were similar to black children’s perceptions and feelings of inferiority in Italy in 2016, when Italian media business Fanpage.it conducted the “doll test” experiment.
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