Jane Elliott, the teacher who became famous for the “blue eye / brown eye” experiment in her classroom, spoke recently about racism. She makes a point that I don’t hear often enough — that racism is so pervasive and insidious that we are all influenced by it. Indeed, even Elliott admits that she has exhibited it. We all have to guard against it, not just in others but in ourselves. And luckily, there are simple things we can do to fight it, but only if we work together.
The whole video is worth watching, but the best parts are from 1:10 to 1:58, and 9:23 to 24:08. And I absolutely love her calling him “Donald-saurus T Rump”.
And if you have never seen “A Class Divided”, you can watch it on PBS for free. It should be required watching for everyone.