Blue vs Brown Eyes

DaringLessonSo, soon after Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated a teacher with a beautiful mind decided to teach a bold lesson to her 3rd grade classroom. Honestly this is a lesson that I wish we would continue to teach to our kids today. Mrs Jane Elliot decided to teach The Daring Lesson by dividing the class based on something as so simple as eye color.This is a great series of videos that captures the kids going through with both sides of the lesson and how it impacted them 14 years later. Please watch and share.

An eye opener in all of this was that the children that were characterized as the superior class did better on tests almost immediately while those who were part of the inferior class did poorly. This has been something that I’ve had a hard time explaining to people who are not of color, but the experiment showed that there is a mental affect to prejudices that we feel.

This is a great series of videos that captures the kids going through with both sides of the lesson and how it impacted them 14 years later. Please watch and share.

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