According To A New Study, “Harry Potter” Books Deliver Messages Of Tolerance And Acceptance To Readers
November 18, 2017
A new study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, argues that children and young people who enjoy reading Harry Potter series are becoming more tolerant and less prejudiced as far as it concerns minorities, immigration, and racial issues.
The researchers claim that the books have improved the readers’ ability to understand marginalized groups. Young children, with the help of their teacher, were also able to understand that Harry’s support of “mudbloods” was symbolic of a bigotry which exists in our society.