A Girl Like Me  
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View this youth documentary. 7:08 min

Credit: Kiri Davis, Director, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, Producer

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"I decided I would reconstruct the 'doll test' initially conducted by Dr. Kenneth Clark, which was used in the historic desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education." --Kiri Davis, Teen Filmmaker

What messages does our society give African American children about their value and worth as human beings?

In her documentary, A Girl Like Me, teen filmmaker Kiri Davis conducts interviews with her peers to explore the impact and consequences of these messages. She then reconducts Dr. Kenneth Clark's "doll test" with young African American children with sobering results.

After you've watched the film, consider this:

Does the concept of "race" enhance or decrease self-worth in children?

Can skin color and hair texture determine a person's value in the world?

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