From The Mouths Of Babes

A new study published in the Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy asked what children, in elementary, thought of race and gender in the presidency. The results were disheartening with one in four believing it is illegal for Latinos, African-Americans, women, and other people of color to be President and that they were intentionally excluded. Another child believes there’s never been a woman president because “boys won’t vote for girls.”

So, why the negative view? Study author Rebecca S. Bigler, Ph. D. explained, Kids knew a surprisingly lot about the presidents. They have seen them all over the media, on posters, in classroom history books, yet no one ever explains to them why they have all been white men. There is never a conversation about that so children start to come up with their own explanations.” Link!

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