“Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes” exercise stands the test of time

Jane Elliott created her "Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes" exercise for her Iowa third-grade pupils in 1968. For an entire day, she conducted her class as if the brown-eyed children were superior to those with blue eyes, to help the students learn the concept of racism.
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( Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times )

Jane Elliott created her "Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes" exercise for her Iowa third-grade pupils in 1968. For an entire day, she conducted her class as if the brown-eyed children were superior to those with blue eyes, to help the students learn the concept of racism.

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