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Saturday I took my children to McDonald’s. It was no different than my other experiences at McDonald’s in the last few years. I purchase the happy meal. My kids wait eagerly, excited to get their toy having seen it imprisoned in a display box visible squarely at their height. They quickly open the box. Grab […]

Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 18:19 | 3 comments
Categories: Age, Class, Role

In a blog titled The Case of the Black Barbie Doll by H. Roy Kaplan, the author notes that studies repeatedly demonstrate bias against Barbie dolls of color even by children of color and notes that this is caused in part by the “pervasive effect that white culture has on children from other ethnic groups.” […]

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 23:22 | 1 comment
Categories: Class, Gender, Role

The question asked the most about stereotypes is whether stereotypes are accurate? This was also the first question asked by researchers after Lippmann (1922) brought the term from its original meaning into its modern usage. Early research on accuracy sought to find whether there was a ‘kernel of truth’ to stereotypes. That is to say, […]

Sunday, November 20th, 2011 at 22:22 | 0 comments
Categories: Class, Role