Report: 1 in 5 black kids view race as an obstacle
According to research commissioned by BBC’s Newsround programme, 21 percent of black children felt their skin color would impact their level of success.
Just 2 percent of white children and 13 percent of Asian children shared the same sentiment.
The survey of more than 1,600 eight to 14-year-olds also found nine out of 10 black children aspired to go to university, while 72% of white children had the same goal.
Around 40% of black children thought their teachers would describe them as clever, compared with 46% of white children, 39% of Asian and 47% of mixed or other origins.
The research, executed by Childwise, involved 276 black children, 640 white children and 711 others representing diverse ethnic minority groups.
Is it surprising that youth are so conscious of the effects of racism at such a young age? What does this say about society?
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