The "doll test" is a psychological experiment designed in the 1940s in the USA to test the degree of marginalization felt by African American children caused by prejudice, discrimination and racial segregation. Given the considerable increase of the phenomenon of migration in Europe in recent years we decided to re-create the test with Italian children. In fact, thousands of migrants land each year on the Mediterranean coast in search of a better future, some to improve their economic conditions, others are political refugees, fleeing from war zones, discrimination and sometimes ethnic, religious or political persecution. 2015 was considered the year of the 'invasion' that threatened to wipe out social, economic and cultural balances in Europe. The increasingly close surveillance of borders and frontiers could determine, however, a risk to definitively annihilate any possibility of dialogue or integration. In every European country live many second, third and fourth generation migrants, who are now fully-fledged citizens of these nations, like these Italian children. Yet, for many, they remain 'different', 'foreigners', a dangerous definition that, in recent times, could be illegitimately paired with the phenomenon of terrorism. Without a serious political and social change in perspective, we risk dangerously distorting the perception we have of others, and the perception that others have of themselves.
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Video by Luca Iavarone and Raffaello Durso
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I feel like this test proves you're racist no matter what choice you make. if you pick the black doll your racist and if you pick the white your racist. this test is weird because they give you two options and ask you questions that force you to make decisions off of nothing but looks. like I said whatever doll you pick I guess would be racist.
Just because some guy believes that their race is superior to all others and that all people that belong to those inferior races share the same negative mental and physical traits doesn't mean the guy's a racist, okay?
what NONSENSE. Children pick dolls for their own reasons, not your or anyone's stupid idiot ideas of racism. The test itself is racist and the concept of such idiocy is racist. And the taping was probably controlled to serve the biased opinion of the creator.
Sounds like those kids had access to the latest crime statistics. Could it be they see a disproportionate amount of black crime in their neighbourhood which is a backed up up with documented crime statistics. Could it be they have witness more violent acts, including domestic abuse, committed by black perpetrators (again backed up with police crime stats). Nope, it's white peoples fault again.
Can I point out that this is caused by what they are taught and this experiment is not as precise as the original since especially in Italy there is no racism, not extensively at least, so these children are reacting to what they are taught and not what they have experienced so the problem is in they way they are socialized which is preserving rasicm
What's the point of Racism due to our ancient ancesstors all came from the same place with the same skin color intill they moved to another place which changed their skin color.Please spread the word we can make the world a better place.
1:14 You can see how heartbroken she is choosing between the two, that she didn't want to make this decision, that she was going to be judged by this decision, and she had one choice and one only. This is heartbreaking.
US is actually one of the less racist countries in the world according to the World Value study along with Canada, Europe, Most South American countries and Australia all ranking low on racism.
Most racist countries are India and many African countries.
Moderately racist countries are China, Russia, middle eastern counties, etc.
One time this girl sad I was ugly and I stood up in front of the hole class and asked her why am I ugly. And guess what this bich replied..... She sad quietly because you are not like us. And keep in mind that I was the only black girl in my class. And then I sad how am I not like you guys I am a human I am like you how am I so different? And again she replied with because you are black and after that the teacher yells at her for being so ignorant and hateful.she was then put in a detention for like 6 hours. And the told her parents and guess what her parents were black like me the moral of the story was don't be ignorent
One time I was shopping for a toy wi th my mom and I found a baby doll.It happened to have black skin.But I did not pay attention to the skin.My eyes went to they eyes,the bow,the cloth es ect. When my mom I asked why I picked it I said exactly that.If you can guess I am white.S o ya wh en it comes to come if skin I am color blind!K bye by
I am shocked because the boy at 0:42 said that that doll was pretty and he looked happy, but later he said that that doll was bad. In the end when he was asked which doll looked more like him, he looks really sad, like he was disappointed by himself.
First : their so cute
Second : omg thats sad
Third : it is very mean to judge or bullie kids because there colour thats awful
Fifth : I WILL STAND UP FOR U GUYS IM WHITE SO WHAT I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH AND I DONT EVEN KNOW U YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING WHITE BLACK NO DIFFERENT EXACTLY THE SAME !!!!!