Racial Stereotypes And Child Development

288 Words2 Pages
One critical factor that has enormous influence on child development is the treat of stereotype, especially racial stereotype. Stereotype according to Berger’s (2010 p. 398.) is” the fear that someone else will judge one’s appearance or behavior negatively and thereby confirm the person’s prejudiced attitude”. There is euphoria of constant worry and anxiety especially among the young adolescent that someone will judge them to be ugly, overweight, incompetent and stupid based on race, gender, cultural background or religious affiliation. Research has shown that race and racial stereotypes can have detrimental effects not only on a child’s development but also on the future perception of his or her worldview. It is important to understand that
Open Document