University Study Finds Children as Young as Seven Suffer from the Impacts of Discrimination

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A recent study from scholars at the University of California, Riverside has found that children as young as seven are sensitive to and suffer from the impacts of discrimination. The study also suggests that a strong sense of ethnic-racial identity is a significant buffer against these negative effects. The researchers interviewed a large group of 7-year olds, half girls and half boys. First, the participating children were given a definition of discrimination and were then asked a series of questions that gauged their experience with discrimination, such as “Have you ever in your life ha...

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