While I have no right to assume anything I do will have the reach of the Harry Potter series, this is a pretty amazing study that proves that kids who read Harry Potter have more empathy for the disadvantaged.
Things like this make me proud to be a Humanities major and artist. It’s funny, my first thought about this project was to write some story of science fiction/fantasy story to help illustrate this new “form” of racism. Maybe moving statistics and real-life narratives into fantastical fiction stories will be the next step.
For those who prefer their sources to be primary, here is a link to the study.