As the parent of a five year old, I have no problem believing this. I’m routinely shocked by the ability of my son to discern patterns and understand concepts which you would think would be beyond his capabilities at such an early age. We didn’t teach him how to read. He simply figured it out watching YouTube videos. He is always on my smartphone asking it questions about math, science and geography. He is only five years old and these are his interests.
“Children associate being ‘brilliant’ with white men, but not black men, a shocking new study suggests.
Researchers surveyed 200 children and found that, regardless of their own race, they linked the stereotype of intelligence with white men much more than white women.
However, by contrast, the stereotype wasn’t applied to black men, as black women were seen by the children as smarter.
The New York University team says the findings feed into patterns of stereotypes that discourage children of color and women from pursuing careers like those in science and technology, where being seen as an intelligent person is valued. …”
The term “stereotype” was coined by the Jewish journalist Walter Lippmann in his book Public Opinion in 1922. He defined it as a “distorted picture or image in a person’s mind, not based on personal experience, but derived culturally.”
The fact that black men are not associated by five year olds with brilliance even by black children isn’t because of cultural stereotypes. These children are immersed in a culture which goes to absurd lengths to promote the idea that all races are equally intelligent. The pattern is derived through induction from personal experience in spite of cultural indoctrination.