Reflection Of Two Videos

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Watching the two videos about race, and then learning from the NIH Training I learned that segregation isn’t equal. I have already felt that way but after reading, and watching the two videos of the Doll test I learned that it really does do more harm to confidence to the colored kids. The colored kids that took part of the experiment all had the same answers to the question being asked about the dolls. I didn’t find that new but just a little surprised that they all had the same answer. However I did see a technique that we went through in the course a couple of weeks ago and that was the nice and bad words, also moving around the dolls. When I was being tested I found myself getting used to the order the questions were being asked to me …show more content…
From Asian, Black, White, Light skinned (black), green blue, and just all types of dolls. The reason for this is because I feel the experiment is actually still teaching segregation. All the children who took part of the experiment had to deal with a white and black doll. That right there is already telling that young black child that this is what it is, and get used to it, because it will never change. They are children and only taught by what they see in their society, or hear at home. Another step I would do is ask the black children not only why you think the white doll is nicer, and prettier, but what makes you black doll ugly? Well the video did show the answer and the only answer was because the doll is black. So I ask the children who told you blacks were ugly? Finding out where, when, how, and why the black child feels this way is really getting down to the …show more content…
With the NIH one thing that kind of bothered me was the fact that it talks about humans rights, but honestly do blacks have rights? By blacks not having any rights, from adult hood to children especially in the video it only signals to the young children that there not the same as the child next to them. What I mean by rights, is that during the video Dr. Clark had to have permission just to do a test on black children at that. The awful thing about it is that I feel the white man who gave permission to Mr. Clark and just like all other whites back then didn’t want blacks to know the real truth. It’s almost like they want to keep the blacks believing that being white is better, prettier, and even go to the measure in doing whatever to be white. This concern does though make me think of people like Michael Jackson and Sammy Sosa. Those two and still are remembered to be greats at what they do. So when being on top and being such an influence to the world that threatens white men specifically so then they use their power and give people a choice. Either you look like us, and get everything you could ever want, or you can be black forever, and not live the American

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