Jane Elliott’s Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise

Prior to being challenged to think critically about his own race, class, and gender, sociologist Michael Kimmel perceived himself as a “generic person.”

Educator Jane Elliott developed her critically acclaimed Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise to reveal the insidious nature of prejudice and to reveal that prejudice can affect anyone.

http://www.janeelliott.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqp6GnYqIjQ

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/

http://www.newsreel.org/guides/blueeyed.htm