Not all children can see themselves in a blonde Barbie

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Diversity is a case of child’s play In the 1940s, psychologists Mammie and Kenneth Clark conducted a test using toy dolls to study young children’s racial perceptions. The study, colloquially known as The Doll Test used four dolls, identical except for their colour. The children, all African-American, were asked to identify which … Read More

Engaging Diverse Communities is Everyone’s Job

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The City of Stirling in Australia has a new network of diversity champions. In local government, engaging diverse communities is everyone’s job.  As with many local governments across Australia, the responsibility for engaging and including diverse communities often lies with a stand alone community development department. Generating awareness and sharing … Read More