May 27, 2010 2:43 AM

Commentary: The 'doll tests' and what our children learn about race

Last week, Soledad O'Brien made a young mother cry. It came in the midst of a special series, "Black Or White: Kids on Race" on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. The series was based on a new version of the famous "doll tests" pioneered by husband and wife psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark in the 1930s and '40s, and recreated in 2005 by Kiri Davis, a teenage filmmaker.

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