The current national conversations about race are both necessary and difficult. It is important to anchor these conversations in what we know about children’s development. Former I-LABS researcher Onnie Rogers, now a faculty member at Northwestern University, and I-LABS co-Director Andrew Meltzoff investigated the origins of children’s race and gender identities.
The research was originally published in Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Read that article here.
I-LABS used the research to develop evidence-based practices for talking to children about race. Read that here.
Read an overview of the research in the UW News here.