Therefore, children with high proportions of interracial friendships appear to be more open to future cross-race interactions. The human brain and body is a mishmash of all kinds of things that kept us alive at one point, however arbitrarily, and got swept up in the ride to the future. Kids not discriminating against their peers is simply because they're kids - in the mean while they're actually learning who is "us" and who is "them" and become suspicious of the kind of people they didn't interact with when they were young. Need an account?
Among the female students, interracial friendships were associated with greater social competence more sociable, less aggressive and multicultural sensitivity increased minority acceptance, lowered desire for social distance from other ethnic groups, more diverse social networks.