A class divided

Posted by Lokman Salikoon

On the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in April 1968, Jane Elliott's third graders from the small, all-white town of Riceville, Iowa, came to class confused and upset. They recently had made King their "Hero of the Month," and they couldn't understand why someone would kill him. So Elliott decided to teach her class a daring lesson in the meaning of discrimination. She wanted to show her pupils what discrimination feels like, and what it can do to people so she divided her class by eye color -- those with blue eyes and those with brown.

What happened over the course of the unique two-day exercise astonished both students and teacher.

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1 comments

So interesting.
People should be as conscious as these children became after that, discrimination isn't a good thing as a whole for the humanity.

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