Study suggests racial profiling starts in pre-K

Posted at 6:47 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 18:47:25-04

A new study suggests that racism starts before kids are in first grade.

At the request of the Department of Health and Human Services from Yale University, the study suggests racism starts as early as pre-K and that black children are three times more likely to get in trouble over their white classmates.

Psychologist Dr. Stacey Scheckner, who has published numerous research documents of her own, questioned how the research was conducted. 

Psychologists gathered 130 child actors and then observed their interaction with actual preschool teachers. They tracked the teachers' gazes with sophisticated technology. While none of the video showed the kids misbehaving, they found teachers spent more time looking at black students over white classmates, most of them little boys.

The doctor said the public deserves more information and more research should be done.

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