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Unformatted text preview: d in prior nonviolent experience with others, and therefore, less harmful.
A similar situation can arise when children bring to their play the racial and ethnic stereotypes
children see in the violence marketed to them and merely imitate the characters and behaviors.
all children, as they imitate the violence, are internalizing these messages about who they are
and how they fit into society and how others who are not like them fit in, too-thereby learning
lessons about themselves and others as members of particular racial and ethnic groups with
varying degrees of power, status, and expectations.
Understanding the powerful impact of play and toys on the lessons children learn from their
experience helps explain how and why the violence marketed to children through media can be
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