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    On 5th April 1968 Jane Elliott conducted a classroom exercise with the objective to experience discrimination and hence curb racism. To get learning points from the assassination of Martin Luther King, she asked her 9-year-old students whether they wanted to participate in an exercise where they would judge each other by their eye colour and they consented. The brown eyed students were told that they were better and smarter than their blue eyed counterparts. Jane Elliott supported her pitch by explaining that melanin, the pigment in their eyes, corresponds to their intelligence. The brown eyed students were praised. As for the ones with blue eyes, they were accused of being shifty, lazy and dishonest. Only those with brown eyes had an extended recess. The students were told not to play with each other. Blue eyed students had to wear collars and cups…

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    Jane Elliott left a powerful message in her experiment of understanding racism. By segregating individuals by eye color, she was able to prove a point that would change the lives of the individuals participating in the study as well as anyone who would watch it. I believe that racism is a major problem in this country and with small steps, like Jane Elliott’s, racism could be eradicated from our world. Although I have never believed to being racist, Elliott changed the way that I understand…

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    On Wednesday, September 28th, at the SECU Arena, I went to Jane Elliott an American former third-grade schoolteacher, anti-racism activist, and educator, as well as a feminist and LGBT activist. She is known for her "Blue eyes–Brown eyes" exercise. This was a very informative seminar. I must say, I was stunned to hear this elderly woman speak so openly honest towards her own race. She talked about how racism is a learned behavior. She addressed those who believe in white supremacy. Mrs. Elliott…

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    issues surounding the process that Jane Elliott used to conduct her classroom experience. She was creating emotional abuse and trauma to her students by making them feel inferior to the other students in the room and telling them they were not as smart and that they were not good at anything. She degraded, rejected, humiliated and isolated certain groups of children and you could see the emotional abuse written all over their faces when they were in the "discriminated" test group. Emotional…

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    Jane Elliot is an anti-racism activist, “in the human rights revolution, if something isn 't done, and done in a hurry, to bring the colored peoples of the world out of their long years of poverty, their long years of hurt and neglect, the whole world is doomed”. This is a line from Martin Luther King, Jr’s last speech, “I’ve been to the mountain top”. Jane Elliot didn’t become ‘the’ Jane Elliot until Martin Luther King, Jr was assonated at the end of this exact speech. Jane took ownership of…

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    The Little Prisoner by Jane Elliott This book was a powerful if not over powering story of a child whose step father abused her on every level of abuse; physical, mental, sexual, and emotional. The author of this book Jane, a pseudonym for the actual child, made the book come full circle. It started in the court room and was brought back to that pivotal moment when she is forced to face her attacker as an adult. It shows the reader the reaction of someone who clearly has no understanding the…

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    In the video, “‪Eye of the Storm Featuring Jane Elliott Training Video or DVD TrainingABC‬,” Jane Elliot explains how a blue-eyed is more superior to anyone who has brown eyes. She goes on to say that “the blue-eyed people will get 5 more minutes of recess and the brown-eyed people with have to use a cup to drink from the fountain” (TrainingABC, 2013). Even though I believe Elliot thought this would work in all generations, I don’t agree with that at all. Parents should not allow their children…

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    I have conducted an interview with a sixty-two-year-old nurse to develop a better understanding of non-sharable problems and of rationalization. I was surprised with the understanding of these terms my interviewee had without really hearing the terms used often in her life. She told me of encounters she has had personally with rationalization and non-sharable problems, and she also told me of stories of co-workers and friends who faced similar issues. The main thing I took away from the…

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    In John Collier’s “The Chaser,” differing view of Alan Austen and the old man about "true love" are conveyed through motivate, perspective, and foreshadowing. Alan Austen is a young and naive man with his biased views on life while the unnamed old man has experience through his age and occupation. In the short story "true love" has contrasting meaning dependent on the point of view. Mr. Austen's motive can be seen as soon as he enters the old man's domain. He enters with his intention in hand,…

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    When you make a commitment, especially one to yourself, you begin to strengthen your mind in ways that opens new possibility. Without cutting corners, no excuses, and no games. Once you look at the overall picture of what you seek to achieve within your life, you gain what is called “tunnel vision” which, nothing seems to be impossible. However, if your focus is on getting through the day, and thinking about what’s for dinner, just passing this semester only in college, or getting any job then…

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