• Jessica Colarossi

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    Jessica Colarossi is a science writer for The Brink. She graduated with a BS in journalism from Emerson College in 2016, with focuses on environmental studies and publishing. While a student, she interned at ThinkProgress in Washington, D.C., where she wrote over 30 stories, most of them relating to climate change, coral reefs, and women’s health. Profile

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There are 3 comments on If Babies and Toddlers Can Detect Race, Why Do So Many Parents Avoid Talking about It?

  1. I do not see how making everything about race is going to help our kids. Babies can detect race? I have no doubt that once babies can distinguishes shapes and colors, then they would be able to distinguish race based on skin color. Their comprehension of race is debatable though. Unless you have indoctrinated your baby at 6 months, they are not categorizing people’s race based off skin color at that age. If anything, they just notice the different colors. Question, what do think the outcome would be if people stopped talking about racism to their kids? If there was a law prohibiting it? Talking about different races and why they looked different would be allowed, but not racism. Do you think kids, who would become adults, would care about different races? Maybe people would just be people and the color would just be a way to further describe someone without a negative connotation. People should worry more about teaching civility and kindness. Do you think they would be wrong? Also, let kids be kids and stop putting your problems onto them.

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