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In this thesis, I aim to fill a hole in the existing discussion surrounding how we deal with social issues, specifically issues of race, when it comes to children. While there is ample sociological theory and legitimate research proving that children both experience and affect social constructions like race and ethnicity, this is not evident in both the way we teach children about social issues and what we teach them about the social world they are a part of. It is crucial to acknowledge and consider that once we recognize that children have these abilities to impact the social world, only then are we able to empower them to make conscious decisions about their actions and beliefs, and how their lives will affect the lives of others on the basis of the constructions of race and ethnicity.

Faculty Advisor

Ken Spring

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Honors Thesis