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Girls Like Them

By Alexander Russo — February 27, 2007 1 min read

I’m just starting to sift through all the great work that’s collected at Listen Up!, but this first video, “A Girl Like Me,” already lets me know that there’s lots of powerful stuff here.

Broadcast on NPR in the fall, A Girl Like Me (2nd from the top) shows young African American girls talking about how they’re perceived, and how they perceive themselves, and -- perhaps most heartbreakingly -- re-enacts the “doll test” in which younger black children are asked which of two baby dolls (black and white) they want to play with, or which they think is the nice one, or the bad one. Check it out, you’ll see. Plus nine other award-winners from 2006. No downloads required. Just click and watch.

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