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How Do Children Process, Learn About Race?

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How Do Children Process, Learn About Race?

How Do Children Process, Learn About Race?

How Do Children Process, Learn About Race?

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How do children determine their racial identity? Florence Parker, Hulton Archive hide caption

toggle caption Florence Parker, Hulton Archive

When and how do children look in the mirror and ascribe race to their identities?

As part of News & Notes' month-long series on race, Farai Chideya takes an in-depth look at how kids develop a racial consciousness.

For insight, she speaks first with Christia Brown, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky.

Then, we hear from Marti Guzman, a mother of two bi-racial children living in Anchorage, Alaska.

Plus, independent journalist Sara Catania opens up about her childhood as one of the only whites at a predominantly black Chicago school.

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