ERIC Number: ED046534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Children Without Prejudice. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 18. (Working Paper).
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Prejudicial attitudes are commonplace in our society, and they adversely affect all of our children. Children of a minority or poor group are directly affected because they are likely to suffer hunger, poor health and housing, and inadequate schools. White, middle class children are affected in ways which are less obvious, but just as damaging. In trying to resolve the conflict between what institutions preach about the brotherhood of man, and what these same institutions teach by example through violating concepts of love and justice, these children may develop unhealthy and undesirable attitudes and behavior patterns. Minority races and poor people are not the only targets of prejudice. The physically and mentally handicapped, members of minority religions, females, and the aged suffer as well. Forum 18 views these prejudicial attitudes as a serious threat to our society, whose strength depends upon full opportunity for all. The Forum makes several specific recommendations for governmental change, spearheaded by the President of the United States, in the areas of education, housing, health, and civil rights. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.