The “Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes” is an experiment done by Jane Elliott, the day following Martin Luther King’s assassination, to teach her 3rd grade students, to understand discrimination.

This, now famous, exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority.

More videos: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/etc/view.html
More about Jane Elliott: 
http://www.janeelliott.com

– Thank you Kallena Kucers.

Every now and then, I come back to this TEDTalk by Chimamanda Adichie.

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”

Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.”

“Show a people as one thing — as only one thing — over and over again, and that is what they become.”

Chimamanda Adichie.