in 1950 psychologist keneth clark conducted a ground breaking study that illustrated the self esteem – or lack there of – of black children. the premise was simple…two identical dolls were set in front of little brown children and they were asked simple questions…which was smart? which was pretty?

most answered the white doll?

by current gold standards the number of students would be insufficient. but the overwhelming theme was the same…low self esteem.

almost 60 years later the project was recreated. depending on your perspective on life in america you may or may not be surprised…

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