Harry Helping Kids Relate to Others

Talking to kids about diversity and tolerance is not something that happened when we 40-somethings were young. I don't recall a parent or a teacher ever bringing up the subject of diversity, and it really wasn't until I was in college in the early 1990s that I remember the notion of diversity actually being shown as a positive thing.

 

Now, children are taught from an early age that our differences are what makes our society awesome, and that everyone is equal. Duh.

 

This study is cool, showing a link between letting kids discover these ideas through fiction, rather than through real-life-examples. 

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  • 2012 bar and restaurant review: Highs, lows and delicious trends

    2012 bar and restaurant review: Highs, lows and delicious trends
    When it comes to adventures in dining and drinking, Chicago definitely delivered this year. Hot chefs expanded their empires with new restaurants. New words made their way into our nightlife vocabulary. And, of course, there were doughnuts. And pie. And...
  • Songs of Good Cheer

    Songs of Good Cheer
    Columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn joined musicians Thursday night at the Old Town School of Folk Music for the first of four Songs of Good Cheer programs. Click here for a photo gallery. This is the 14th year for the caroling party, which grew out...
  • 'Spring in December' brings 70-degree temps throughout area

    'Spring in December' brings 70-degree temps throughout area
    Temperatures in Chicago hit 70 degrees in December for only the third time in recorded history Monday, prompting Chicagoans to dress like they did a season ago. So Angela Beata boldly strolled around the city with her legs bare in a miniskirt and her...
  • Locally roasted coffee by the numbers

    Locally roasted coffee by the numbers
    Chicagoans take their coffee seriously, and not just when they're drinking it. "For a long time in Chicago, coffee shops were split into two camps," said Zaida Dedolph of HalfWit Coffee Roasters. "Ones that served Intelligentsia, and ones that served...
  • 2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview

    2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview
    "Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?" Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring. Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
  • St. James Church gathers its faithful

    St. James Church gathers its faithful
    An unforgiving icy wind blew across the three dozen — young and old, black and white, rich and poor — gathered on Palm Sunday in front of the ancient and shuttered St. James Catholic Church in Bronzeville. It was a cold morning for the...
  • Stephen Wade: A telling tale of making beautiful music

    Stephen Wade: A telling tale of making beautiful music
    Stephen Wade's affection for the Chicago in which he grew up and that he left long ago is passionate and palpable in the introduction to his astonishing book, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.”...
  • Fire investigators: Old Town stable fire suspicious

    Fire investigators: Old Town stable fire suspicious
    A fire in an Old Town stable that left several horse carriages damaged has been deemed suspicious by fire investigators, authorities said. No horses were injured in the fire, which began around 9 p.m. Thursday in the Noble Horse stable, 1410 N. Orleans...
  • Old Town School set to open new concert venue, classroom space

    Old Town School set to open new concert venue, classroom space
    It all started in a private home in 1957 with a small group of folk guitarists learning the chords to “Sloop John B.” Now 55 years later Frank Hamilton, Win Stracke and the other founders of the Old Town School of Folk Music would hardly...
  • New Chicago concert venue hires Old Town's longtime talent buyer

    New Chicago concert venue hires Old Town's longtime talent buyer
    A major new venue will arrive on the Chicago concert scene this summer, and it’ll be booked by one of the local music community’s most respected figures. City Winery Chicago, which is scheduled to open a 300-seat concert hall in the West Loop...
  • Top weekend shows: Occidental Brothers Dance Band International and the Life and Times

    Top weekend shows: Occidental Brothers Dance Band International and the Life and Times
    Occidental Brothers Dance Band International: The multi-racial Chicago band specializes in West African highlife music, which should be a perfect way to experience Old Town’s new, dance-oriented performance space in the Myron R. Szold Music and...