Blue Eyed Students Perform Better than Brown Eyed Students?

Yes, you read that correctly. Teacher Jane Elliott conducted a brilliant experiment in the 1950’s wanting kids to experience how it felt to be different and cast out for being different. She wanted students to be able to know what it feels like to be judged by the color of their skin. She started with blue-eyed students as being superior, got to use the playground equipment resulting in blue-eyed students performing a phonics activity better than the brown eye students. The brown-eyed students were ostracized performed lowed, were made to wear special cloth collars for the day and exhibited marked evidenced of low self-esteem.

The next day at school the brown-eyed students were the superior students, got to play on the playground equipment, and other things determined by the teacher and students what it means to be an inferior or superior student based on eye color.

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