How do young people resist the urge to stereotype? In the Dateline special, “My kid would never do that,” a group of teens is put to the test to see if they will resist peer pressure, and racial stereotyping, when it’s directed at other teens.

MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry participated in this NBC special, and talked about the role that stereotypes play in our everyday lives, for better and for worse, and how we can begin to teach our children to resist the temptation to discriminate.

WATCH: Melissa Harris Perry on racial stereotypes

Watch the Dateline special, “My kid would never do that.” Sunday night at 7 p.m. EST on NBC.