TV Helps White Boys’ Confidence: A study of 400 children from 7 to 12 revealed that while TV undermined the confidence of girls and African American boys, it helped that of white boys, reports Explanation: TV often depicts white males as powerful and prestigious, while depicting African American males as criminals and women as objects. Most kids watch a lot of TV. Ergo, the finding that TV affects self-esteem might not be so surprising. Self confidence has ramifications for learning, behavior and emotions, the study said. via ABC News