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Skin color discrimination among primary school children
Journal Title: MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA 
Author/s: Margherita Cardellini1 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  21 Pg. 93-113 FullText PDF:  258 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MAL2018-003006
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Several studies highlight that dark-skinned children are often victims of discrimination from adults and society, but few studies specifically focus on skin color discrimination among children. In this paper, some results of a research project are reported with the aim of investigating whether and how primary school children talk about skin colors, picking up any stereotypes or prejudices. Using focus group as methodology to stimulate the group dimension and interaction, several stories about skin color discrimination within their class-room or school have emerged. Based on the results, the worth of adopting an intercultural education perspective able to include an antiracist objective has been suggested, in the belief that diversity and plurality could really become elements of potential enrichment for humanity, starting from children.
Keywords: Colorism, experiences of discrimination, primary school children, skin color discrimination.

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Margherita Cardellini1, in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 3/2018, pp. 93-113, DOI:10.3280/MAL2018-003006

   

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