There is variety in every living thing, and our brains can sort and distinguish among these differences very early on. Children can, and do, sort by race at a very young age. Studies show that children show familiarity with their own race consistently by 6 months of age (Katz & Kofkin, 1997). By the age of 2, toddlers attribute people’s behaviors to their racial categories (Hirschfeld, 2008).
CFRC Column, by Jamie Wiener, Executive Director Someone in my house has started storming off mid-conversation and slamming doors. We live in a hundred-year-old house so at any given point,