“Racist” Pre-School Children


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Tristin Hopper, National Post

Along with finger-painting and story time, Canadian preschools are also spilling over with ethnic tension, according to a study released by Concordia University.

“We found Asian-Canadian and French-Canadian (White) children seemed to prefer interacting with kids of the same ethnic background,” said report co-author Nadine Girouard in a Tuesday release.

At mixed-race daycares throughout Montreal, researchers took Asian-Canadian children and French Canadian (White) children, ranging in age from 3 to 5 years old, and paired them up in rooms with “attractive toys” such as a marble track, or a Sesame Street-themed playhouse.

When put in with members of the same race, children happily played together.When mixed with different races, however, the children usually opted to play alone. Preschoolers “express a preference for same-ethnic interactions,” reads the study.

The revelation is nothing new. For more than…

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