Social Experiment: Blue Eyed People Are Better

Posted: February 14, 2013 in -
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“This is a fact: blue eyed people are better than brown eyed people.”

This is the ground breaking school experiment by Jane Elliot concerning racism and perception:

 

“Ms. Jane Elliott’s “brown eyes, blue eyes” experiment in 1970 (the third one after her first in 1968). This “Eye of Storm” documentary was made by William Peters in 1970 for ABC News and later included in the documentary “A Class Divided” (1985), which included a class reunion (of 1984.)

The most telling moment is when Russell used “brown eyes” as a derogatory term to call John name, only a couple of hours through. Though, the experiment was too short to allow it to get to the point when a “brown-eyes” person does so to another fellow “brown-eyes” person.”

 

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