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Canadian children and race: Toward an anti-racism analysis

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Escayg, K.A., Berman, R. & Royer, N.
Publication Date: 
31 Dec 2016


Psychological research on Canadian children and race has shown that young White and racialized children generally have a pro-White bias. While scholars have utilized developmental or social psychological explanations for this finding, none have used an antiracism lens to interpret children’s racial attitudes or to develop an antiracism pedagogy. To address this research gap, this article uses antiracism theory as an analytical tool to explore the social-historical processes that have affected how children evaluate racial differences and White identity. It also brie y proposes antiracism teaching practices specfic c to early childhood education settings.

-reprinted from Journal of Childhood Studies