Multi-American's sister blog DCentric in Washington, D.C. has featured a fascinating and somewhat unsettling study from the journal of Social and Psychology & Personality Science that measures differences in people's charitable attitudes toward white and black children. These were the only two racial groups included in the study, which took in data from an online charity that solicits donations for school projects, but the takeaway is this: People tend to be more charitably disposed toward young black kids than older black kids.
This, and that as members of a racial group age, people "perceive you more in line with your group stereotypes," according to one of the study's authors.
Project proposals that included photos of older black children, sixth through 12th graders, didn"t get as many donations as proposals with photos of younger black children. The opposite held true for white kids. As for the donors, they weren't identified by race, but tended to be "highly-educated, wealthier and living on the east or west coast, which is more liberal." From the post: