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Running head: JANE ELLIOT’S BLUE-EYED BROWN-EYED EXPERIMENT 1 Jane Elliott′s Blue -Eyed and Brown-Eyed Experiment Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
JANE ELLIOT’S BLUE-EYED BROWN-EYED EXPERIMENT 2 Introduction The blue eyes and brown eyes experiment sought educate people on the fillings of being discriminated and how racism is socially constructed and propagated. Jane Elliot’s experiment was instrumental in depicting how children learn about discrimination in either in society and how such perceptions continue to affect their lives in their adulthood. The central lesson of the Elliot’s experiment was that arbitrarily constructed differences in the society can separate people and cause baseless hatred. Arguably, prejudice is a mental mistake which compel people to behavior and act strangely particularly toward the people they do to associate with. The Elliot classroom is instrumental and offers an influential reflection of the large society making it possible 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 and socioeconomic status which change behavior and attitude of people towards others. Ideally, people used the mentioned factors to indiscriminately group people depending on the characteristics without close examination on unique individuals attributes. Transferring the blue eyes and brown eyes experiment to the real world, the factors which support 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, blue and brown eyed. Racial prejudice and discrimination is supported by the skin color, where the blacks are regarded as inferior to the whites ( Whitley & Kite, 2016). The prejudice attitudes are made strong by the authority which not only popularizes one group but also intimidates and humiliates the minority groups. In Elliott’s classroom, the teacher associated with the blue eyed children which was consider better and superior compared to the brown eyed children. Shauibe (2016) notes that t he color difference was defined and established by an authority which resulted

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