An emotional commitment to ignorance

“Prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance”
Jane Elliott

While Jane Elliott was ostracized for conducting her blue eyes/brown eyes educational experiment back in 1968, the objections from her colleagues and community were not because she manipulated the third grade students (no teacher would do this today), but because they didn’t like her message of equality. If you haven’t seen it before, this is well worth your time:


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1 Response to An emotional commitment to ignorance

  1. Becky Deuel says:

    Thank you, Kerry. I was familiar with the blue eyes / brown eyes experiment but hadn’t seen this segment. It confirms what we are still living through and the stories I’m still hearing from POC in our community.

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