Monday, February 08, 2016

Rethinking Race and Identity: The Doll Experiment.

It's late in the evening and I'm tired, so instead of this being a long argued post, I thought I put up two videos which will be the topic of my next post. 

 
and this video.
 
 
 

4 comments:

Cecil Henry said...


See here: White Girls Black Dolls: Destroying White Bias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UoZisxgxgE

ElectricAngel said...

Interesting comment in E . Michael Jones' The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing about the original Gunnar Myrdal study which "proved" that separate wasn't equal, requiring the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. I refer you to page 110 in that book; Jones' point is that Myrdal, a dangerous social engineer, has his theories on race coopted and used by Paul Blanshard and company to justify the Kulturkampf launched against the Catholic Church starting in the 1930s in the USA. As we discussed in comments, here. I'll find and post the relevant passages from the book in comments here if you like.

I don't otherwise know where you're going with this. I do REALLY dislike the leading questions, like "point out the ugly child." As Milgram pointed out, adults are only too eager to follow directions from authorities, and the abuse of authority with children to prove a point sickens me. Watch the eyes of the black children as they scan the person asking to question to see what they should indicate. If the questions were "Is there an ugly child?" so the child could decide, instead of trying to please the questioner, I'd put more faith in these.

I look forward to your comments

mdavid said...

Don't kids like dolls that look like them? Give me the straight, unbiased story. I don't want to do research and would like to know.

Alf said...

First impression that there is an implicit bias not so much in the questions but in the fact that the only interviewer we see is white.

Second impression is that this clip stirs up awkward emotions in a lot of people.