- Posted May 17, 2010 by
Washington, District of Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Kids on race
Not surprised black kids hate themselves
Whether it's watching movies like "Precious" where all the dark-skinned characters are evil and all the savior characters are lighter-skinned, or having to explain to my daughter at 2 years old that she's not inferior to white people because all of the main stream images from cartoons to pull-ups all have white princess on them, I am not surprised that many black kids hate themselves. having a black President and a new black princess movie isn't going to change 400 years of negative imagery, though it helps. Some of the kids, as you saw in the video, hate themselves because they think WE as adults hate them. They don't know how to describe it. They just feel or perceive it. Oftentimes, unfortunately, perception is reality.