By Laci R.
Racism isn’t a new issue. However, it is one that people all over the world have recently come together in order to take a stance against. How do you bring the conversation into your own home? Were you ever directly told about racism, yourself?
I’d like to share some vital information:
- “As early as 6 months, a baby’s brain can notice race-based differences.”
- “By ages 2 to 4, children can internalize racial bias.”
- “By age 12, many children become set in their beliefs—giving parents a decade to mold the learning process, so that it decreases racial bias and improves cultural understanding.”
(Authors Ashaunta Anderson, MD, MPH, MSHS, FAAP & Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP
Last Updated 7/29/2019
Source American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2019)
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