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Running head: JANE ELLIOT’S BLUE-EYED BROWN-EYED EXPERIMENT 1Jane Elliott′s Blue-Eyed and Brown-Eyed ExperimentStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
JANE ELLIOT’S BLUE-EYED BROWN-EYED EXPERIMENT 2Introduction The blue eyes and brown eyes experiment sought educate people on the fillings of beingdiscriminated and how racism is socially constructed and propagated. Jane Elliot’s experimentwas instrumental in depicting how children learn about discrimination in either in society andhow such perceptions continue to affect their lives in their adulthood. The central lesson of theElliot’s experiment was that arbitrarily constructed differences in the society can separate peopleand cause baseless hatred. Arguably, prejudice is a mental mistake which compel people tobehavior and act strangely particularly toward the people they do to associate with. The Elliotclassroom is instrumental and offers an influential reflection of the large society making itpossible to transfer the experiment from the classroom to the real world. According to Simpson& Yinger (2013), prejudice is based on factors such as sex, race, religion, nationality andsocioeconomic status which change behavior and attitude of people towards others. Ideally,people used the mentioned factors to indiscriminately group people depending on thecharacteristics without close examination on unique individuals attributes. Transferring the blue eyes and brown eyes experiment to the real world, the factors whichsupport prejudice and discrimination in our societies are prevalent in Elliot’s classroom.Looking at the film, color difference is evident as the student are grouped into two groups, blueand brown eyed. Racial prejudice and discrimination is supported by the skin color, where theblacks are regarded as inferior to the whites (Whitley & Kite, 2016).The prejudice attitudes aremade strong by the authority which not only popularizes one group but also intimidates andhumiliates the minority groups. In Elliott’s classroom, the teacher associated with the blue eyedchildren which was consider better and superior compared to the brown eyed children. Shauibe(2016) notes that the color difference was defined and established by an authority which resulted