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A Class Divided 1. How did the negative and positive labels placed on a group become self- fulfilling prophecies? The one experiment that stood out to me was when Elliott did the card pack with the brown-eyed students. On day one when they were considered the inferior group their time was longer to get though the deck than on the second day. Just by her telling the students that on day two they were the smarter they performed like it. And on day two when the blue-eyed students were told they were not smart their time went up. Through an authority figure the children believed what they were told even though they all had the ability to be smart. 2. What did the children's body language indicate about the impact of discrimination? The children were not happy to learn they were placed in the inferior group. They slumped in their chairs, had a look of disbelief, confusion, and became quieter. While the superior children were happy, smiling, talkative. Some even seemed to sit taller and feel like kings, as one student put it. When the roles were reversed I
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