‘Crack Babies’: Black Children Defy Stereotypes, Face Bias

Britney is a playful little girl. By mid-morning one Thursday in early January, she had put her hot pink sweater and pink, polka-dot pants on inside out and backwards, covered her face with shaving cream and painted a sheet of paper completely blue, titling the picture “daddy.” She’s also antsy. Sitting for a lesson is difficult. Her squirminess lands her wrapped in the teacher’s lap. And she’s needy.