Viral Video: Children’s Reaction to Receiving Black Baby Dolls for Christmas
This viral video is not based off the scientific study performed by Doctors Kenneth and Mamie Clark’s called “The Doll Test” in the 1940s, which was an experiment in the effects of segregation on the perceptions of young children by placing a black and white baby doll in front of children ages three to seven.
The following clip has caused a bit of controversy, as viewers question the motives of the parents in the video, who laugh at their children’s reactions in the background after they presented little Rainie and Regan with a gift bag in the the video and are instructed to discover the contents, allegedly given to them by an aunt and uncle. The older child is seen making a confused face, while the younger one bursts into tears and throws the doll aside.
Watch the video that has everyone talking below and let us know what you think: