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    Parents of Color, Read This!

    A new study says being told that society is fair and hard work will spell success can lead disadvantaged (read: minority) youths to engage in risky behavior. Why? Research suggests it creates a disconnect between what these teens are told and what they’re seeing around them, causes a loss of self-esteem and makes them internalize negative stereotypes. I don’t have kids, but if I did, I’d make them read this article and write a two-page report on how they feel about it. And I’d probably be an obnoxious dad. 

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