Monday, February 24, 2014

Jane Elliott

This article deals with Jane Elliott’s experiment with the class and her life after teaching.  Jane Elliott interestingly says, “We are constantly being told that we don't have racism in this country anymore, but most of the people who are saying that are white," she said.  "White people think it isn't happening because it isn't happening to them."  Elliott’s experiment is simple and effective as the participant firsthand experiences what racism feels life.  It is interesting to see the application of the experiment to the work place and what problems it can solve.  It is also interesting to see the public’s reaction after she appeared on television to her experiment despite the fact that years later the kids said it was beneficial.  Racism is a charged issue that some people do not know how to talk about.  It is admirable that Elliott was able to make a difficult issue talk-able in a simple way.


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