The title had to be written in bold because I usually don’t choreograph. This is only the second piece I choreographed and again it was a collab. Friends wanting to collab with me always helps because choreo just ends up coming out dude to the pressure, expectation, and fun while creating. I need to find that in my own work and not be so critical haha.
I think I’m will now make an effort to choreograph. Just for me. It’ll help with my growth, and who knows, maybe people will actually enjoy my work.
Gordon Parks, Dr. Kenneth B. Clark conducting the Doll Test, Harlem, New York, 1947
In the “doll test,” psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark used four plastic, diaper-clad dolls, identical except for color. They showed the dolls to black children between the ages of three and seven and asked them questions to determine racial perception and preference. Almost all of the children readily identified the race of the dolls. However, when asked which they preferred, the majority selected the white doll and attributed positive characteristics to it. The Clarks also gave the children outline drawings of a boy and girl and asked them to color the figures the same color as themselves. Many of the children with dark complexions colored the figures with a white or yellow crayon. The Clarks concluded that “prejudice, discrimination, and segregation” caused black children to develop a sense of inferiority and self-hatred. This photograph was taken by Gordon Parks for a 1947 issue of Ebony magazine. (via)
You want to know what is exceptionally fucked up?
The same study was replicated in 2008. Dark-skinned children still by far selected the white doll. Repeatedly.
Dr. Kenneth B. Clark - Panamanian