Children’s books & the Lack of Diversity

How does the lack of characters of color in children’s books perpetuate social discrimination and racial prejudice?

Two perspectives  from The New York Times  on the implications of overwhelmingly white characters in children’s literature.

Christopher Myers: The Apartheid of Children’s Literature

Walter Dean Myers: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?

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“I Don’t Feel Your Pain: A failure of empathy perpetuates racial disparities.” By Jason Silverstein, Slate

Empathy, difference, and race:

http://mobile.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/06/racial_empathy_gap_people_don_t_perceive_pain_in_other_races.html