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A Class Divided

#1  Postby stijndeloose » May 28, 2013 3:55 am

Wikipedia wrote:On April 5, 1968, Steven Armstrong was the first child to arrive in [Jane] Elliott’s classroom, asking why "that King" (referring to Martin Luther King, Jr.) was murdered the day before. After the rest of the class arrived, Elliott asked what they knew about black people. The children responded with various racial stereotypes such as ignorance, unemployment, and other labels commonly given to Native Americans and Blacks. She then asked these children if they would like to try an exercise to feel what it was like to be treated the way a person of color is treated in America, mentioning that it would be interesting if there was segregation based on eye color instead of skin color. The children enthusiastically agreed to try the exercise.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Elliott


Saw an excerpt of this on my Facebook wall this morning, and I ended up watching the whole thing. Intriguing.
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Re: A Class Divided

#2  Postby Imagination Theory » May 28, 2013 3:58 am

Bookmarking. I'll watch it when I wake come. Thanks for this, seems interesting.
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Re: A Class Divided

#3  Postby Weaver » May 28, 2013 2:56 pm

Classic demonstration, taught in intro psych classes for a while now. Annoying how quickly people will leap into the oppressor role.
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#4  Postby CdesignProponentsist » May 28, 2013 4:24 pm

Racism is a self fulfilling prophesy.
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