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“This Is The Worst Thing I Have Ever Heard A Child Say”

21 May

This video, entitled “This Is The Worst Thing I Have Ever Heard A Child Say” on the site I originally found it on (http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-the-worst-thing-i-have-ever-heard-a-child-say-3), reminded me a lot of the video our presenters showed us in class last Friday, and even reminded me a little of the experiment by Poran with the mannequins. To see how ingrained these value judgments based on race are – whether “pretty”, “nice”, “good”, etc – from such a young age, is absolutely heartbreaking. It’s also clear that from a very young age, these kids are very aware that they are Black, which brings into focus the invisibility of privilege again, as I have talked with white people before that have said they didn’t realize race existed for a long time growing up.

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