Children learn to hide prejudice, says study

Simon Vevers
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Research showing that children learn to 'use mental control' so they do not give public vent to ethnic prejudices reinforces the need for all nurseries and schools to have effective anti-racist policies, according to a leading early years consultant. Gina Houston, vice-chair of Early Years Equality and director of a Sure Start programme in the London borough of Brent, said, 'Children learn to control their racism, particularly in the presence of an adult such as a teacher.'

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