September 10, 2009

That’s the headline and subhead for an article in the September 14, 2009 issue of Newsweek, from the book NurtureShock by Po Bronson & Ashely Merryman.

Wow. This is a hugely powerful article – and I suspect the book is great, too. Here are just some of the research findings:

— Little kids, not even 1 year old, judge others based on skin color.

— It turns out that multicultural curricula and integrated classrooms have much less impact than we hoped. (But we can change that impact.)

— Explicitness is critical. We actually have to talk about race with the youngest children, apparently before 3 years of age.

And there’s so much more. This is a MUST-READ ARTICLE.

P.S. Have I told you how much I like the new format of Newsweek? It’s marvelous. Not a news-reporting magazine. We get lots of news reports from lots of sources. Now Newsweek is doing analyses, exploring issues in depth. The new Newsweek is marvelous!

Filed under: Social Commentary

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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