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“A Class Divided” is a PBS Frontline documentary was a classroom experiment that separated children on the basis of their eye color, especially emphasizing that blue eyes means more intelligence and overall a better individual. In order to teach the children how others feel when they are based due to their race. The children trust their teacher and begin to act accordingly by behaving discriminatory behavior. This lesson had the ability to open up the underlining characteristics that were dormant in both the children groups. There was not much ofa difference between the third graders responses and from the adults that went through the same lesson within the prison training. The two groups had felt pressure and feelings that people faced during the segregation times. Unlike an adult, a child looks up to an authoritative figure for guidance and understanding for the world around them and are very naïve. I noticed that when

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