In our never-ending quest to find out where our tax dollars are being spent, we found yet another report that will have steam coming out of your ears.
Health and Human Services just handed over $40,000 to New York University researchers for a new study.
What is the subject?
Why children “favor Whiteness and maleness over other identities.”
The research study is called “Societal assumptions regarding typical personhood and their effects on reasoning development.”
It seeks to find out why children default to white males as role models.
This three-year project is set to wrap up in January 2025.
The project description states, “Despite national rises and racial and gender diversity, White men remain vastly overrepresented across a host of domains within the U.S., from media, to politics, to clinical research.
“Such overrepresentation poses severe costs to the rest of society – women of all races, men of color, and gender-nonconforming individuals – particularly within the domain of health, where clinical trials have historically prioritized the experiences, perspectives, and health outcomes of White men.”
It continues on, “Young children actively construct knowledge to make sense of their social environments.
“As part of this process, children absorb complex streams of information from the sources around them, including parents, peers, and broader societal institutions (e.g. media).
“Thus, the beliefs children acquire tend to reflect the dominant ideologies embedded in their specific cultural contexts: Within the United States, androcentrism and ethnocentrism represent two such ideologies.”
The grant was issued via the National Institutes of Health (NIH), so I guess we should just be happy they are not torturing puppies with the money.
Source: Fox News