View this youth documentary. 7:08 min
Credit: Kiri Davis, Director, Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, Producer
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?