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This was an interesting video to watch especially since there are major issues regarding this topic currently going on. It took an interesting view on the division between people and the effects of dividing people into two groups. What was most interesting was how they explained what would happen if one of the two groups was intentionally oppressed, belittled, and targeted. The studied aimed to open the eyes of the participants to how common and easily susceptible people are to acts of racism and how they affect the well-being of the minority group. When the children in the study quickly changed their view when either the brown-eyed or blue-eyed group was shown as superior on that day. To see that children are the most susceptible to influences whether they are good or bad was amazing to see (Peters, 1985). I did feel that conducting this research on children was not completely ethical. It is not perfectly clear that the teacher conducting the experiment got any sort of informed consent before beginning. From what I could tell the experiment ended up causing a few of the children

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