How white is “the Street”?

Someone made a comment to me recently about how there are no white people in the Sesame Street DVD we have (this person is white). Not having realized that or noticed, I paid attention the next time around and saw that in fact there were white kids and adults present throughout, though they were by no means the racial majority. I shared this with my sister and she told me about an interesting study she had read: if a white person is in a group where less than 80% of the people are white, they perceive themselves to be in the minority. Contrast this with a black person who, at 10%, feels like they are in a racially balanced mix.


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