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Here's What Happens When You Put A Few Little Kids In A Room With 2 Dolls In 2 Different Colors

A child in a room with two dolls: one light-skinned, the other dark-skinned. A researcher asking questions. The answers may shock you, but should they really? We know that discrimination and racial stereotypes are still pervasive. What surprised me most about this, though, was that such young children are criticizing their own skin colors so very innocently. What do you think?

Here's What Happens When You Put A Few Little Kids In A Room With 2 Dolls In 2 Different Colors

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Translation of Spanish slides starting at 2:57:


Slide 1: This video was made as part of the campaign: “Racism in Mexico.”

It was an experiment with children, replicating the experiment designed by Kenneth and Mamie Clark in the '30s in the U.S.

Here we show part of the results that reflect the responses of the majority of the children that were interviewed for this investigation.

The video was produced in a space of trust and the children answered with complete freedom.

Slide 2: Given the complexity of the issue, a workshop on racism was held with the children and their families to create a space for reflection and contention of the emotions that were generated.

The parents and families gave their consent for this video to raise awareness about racism.

Absolute respect is given to the children that participated as these are not an isolated case but a reflection on our society, where racism is transmitted and reproduced culturally.

Slide 3: Finally, we note that we could not get a doll with these features in toy stores in Mexico City.

In fact, a black doll was repainted to a skin tone a little bit lighter and the blue eyes changed to brown eyes.

Slide 4: For a racism-free society.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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