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Unformatted text preview: n the media that have the greatest impact on them will tend to be their physical characteristics and actions. Thus, children notice skin color, facial features, voices, and actual physical behavior (e.g., foreign sounding voices, and violent actions) more than subtler character traits. They also tend to focus on characteristics that are "like me" and "not like me," so children will notice features in good and bad buys that are like and not like themselves, including how race is portrayed. Because of mass marketing and media cross feeding, children are likely to see the same images and actions relating to race repeated over and over again-on TV and films, and in a range of products, videos, and toys. This repeated exposure establishes the traits of individual characters seen in the media firmly in children's minds and affects the concepts they build about their own identity and that of other racial groups. Teachers have described how children adhere rigidly to these character traits in their play and resist teachers' attempts to vary them (Carlsson-Paige & Levin, 1987). The negat...
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