Yesterday, the blog Jezebel discussed a recent segment that ran on ABC’s Good Morning America:
recreated the 1940s experiment in which 63% of African-American children given identical white and black said they’d rather play with the white doll and 44% identified more with the white doll.
The original Jezebel post and the GMA video can be found here.
That made me remember a video that I had watched over a year ago, directed by a young African American girl, who ran the very same experiment and also filmed lots of interviews of fellow African American girls, discussing self image, body image, and discrimination. It was far, far more powerful and emotional than the GMA video. I highly recommmend watching it: