According to experts in equality, teachers should control the color which is associated with some characters such as fairies or witches. The key is that children do not associate negative with dark colors. Witches should not characterize as the ugly and evil old woman with his beak hat and who wears black. That’s what say several experts on equality since, according to the British magazine about childhood Nursery World, it incites a racist message from a young age. Instead, these experts believe that already kindergartens teachers should check the boxes of toys dolls and replace pointed black hat of a witch with a pink as well as change the color of dresses of fairies, usually shades pastel, by others more obscure. Anne O Connor, an expert in equality and diversity, points out other basic material in schools, controversial in his view: the white sheet. According to this exprofesora should be provided to children folios that were not white so that your drawings and paints containing all ranges of color meat, thus reflecting the diversity of the human race. Finally, encourages teachers to that when students ask them by your favorite color black or brown respond candidly.
According to these recommendations of the experts, children learn from very small to express their negative and discriminatory views about the color of the skin. Thus, the objective is that children associate also from the outset dark colors to positive images. Experiment with children another investigation, in this case by Professor Lord Winston puts to the test how children four years may have racist views. In this experiment, children were subjected to a facial recognition with images of women, men, boys and girls. Only one of the faces of each sequence corresponded to a white person.
The test consisted in asking the children that they chose the face of the person who would want as a friend and the person that your view could be stuck in problems. The majority of Caucasian children associated with positive qualities with photographs of Caucasians, and the same thing happened with black children. On the contrary, people whose skin tone was darker than were seen as problematic. Contrary view, however, not everyone agrees with this theory of color. Margaret Morrissey, spokesperson for the Association Parents Outloud, pointing to the obsession of these experts: I am sure that they know very well the field of childhood, but seem to be obsessed with color and strive to make everyone is obsessed with this also. The fact of not allowing that toy witches dress black doesn’t make sense, would have to do the same with the black sheep, adds Morrisey.