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Posted by Angelicamarie, on Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:24 am

Jane Elliot is a former third grade teacher. She is known for her "Blue eyes-Brown eyes" exercise.  She first conducted her famous exercise for her class on April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King was assassinated.

Reverb Episode1:Jane Elliott/Utube

Jane Elliot is 86 years old and still going strong.



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Reply by scorsby, on Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:21 am

Hi Angel.

That experiment was very important in understanding how conditioning can affect human behaviour. If anybody is not familiar with the blue / brown eyes experiment, it's well worth reading. And quite startling and a little frightening.

I implications in understanding sources of discrimination are very relevant even today.

Well done Angel for reminding me about it.


Reply by Bill, on Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:04 pm

Hello Angelicamarie.

Thank you so much for the reminder of this very poignant exercise. It's so good to see that the kids of today are still getting to see it and comment constructively on thier reactions. 

Best wishes


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