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Kalajian MadelynSociology 101April 17, 2018Written Assignment #1Sociologyis the scientific study ofsociety, including patterns of social relationships,social interaction, andculture. In the social experiment, “A Class Divided” Jane Elliot turns “sweet” third graders into nasty little monsters. The experiment is designed to highlight and explain the concept of discrimination as well as how negative it is. On the first day of the experiment, the students were told that blued-eyed people are better than brown-eyed people. They were told by the authoritative figure of the classroom (Mrs. Elliot), that brown-eyedpeople are lesser than the superior blue-eyed and that they must wear collars so people could tell who had brown eyes. She told her students that brown-eyed people are slower, dumber, worse listeners, didn’t know how to behave. The students were told that brown-eyed people cannot drink out of the water fountain and must drink out of paper cups (as to not infect the blue-eyed children with whatever they have) and that they get five minutes less of recess and can’t be played with by the superior, blue-eyed children. The next day the roles were reversed and the

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