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Racial Cognition, Stereotypes, and Attitudes in Racial-ethnic Majority and Minority Children
Children in the United States continue to develop in a racially divided world in which racial minorities suffer the most. How do children of varying racial backgrounds learn and think about race as they navigate their social world? Gorana’s research seeks to discover not only how, but also what information children are learning about racial categories and the people within the perceived categories. How does that information influence how they interact with others? How do they expect others to behave? And how do they view themselves as they form a racial identity? Understanding how children develop their racial thinking will help us nurture the next generation and foster a more equitable and just society.