Children in Singapore as young as 3 show racial preference

Results of NTU study consistent with global findings – that kids favour peers of same gender, race

It is important to ensure activities encouraging children to interact across races spur positive and meaningful interaction. PHOTO: PCF SPARKLETOTS @ SEMBAWANG BLK 789
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SINGAPORE - Pre-school children here can develop racial preferences by the age of three, especially if they belong to the majority race, a study by Nanyang Technological University has found.

The study showed that Chinese children in pre-schools, unlike their Indian peers, showed implicit bias (unconscious attitudes) and explicit bias (overt biased behaviours) favouring their own race.

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