Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Take Off The Collars

A fellow business blogger David Koay put this up his blog. Its a remarkable video. One that must be watched by all, especially our leaders. Even though I knew how the whole thing would turn out, it still made my eyes well up because it is so easy to have racism and discrimination instilled in us knowingly and unknowingly. Its powerful too. Kudos to the great teacher Jane Elliot.

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.)


2 comments:

Jeremiah said...

I was a 7-9 years old student in England in the 60s...racism was in the streets but not so much in schools...it is the parents who pass on their prejudices to kids.

My advice to msian kids is to learn this saying by heart and repeat when facing prejudice:

How would you feel if you were in his shoes?

Jeremiah said...

I was a 7-9 years old student in England in the 60s...racism was in the streets but not so much in schools...it is the parents who pass on their prejudices to kids.

My advice to msian kids is to learn this saying by heart and repeat when facing prejudice:

How would you feel if you were in his shoes?