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  • Blue Eyed

    Blue Eyed

    Jane Elliott

    Jane Elliott's racism awareness exercise shocked the nation with its demonstration of discrimination & introduced diversity training in 1968. Now, she has brought her "blue-eyed brown/eyed" exercise to corporations.

  • Indecently Exposed

    Indecently Exposed

    Jane Elliott

    Filmed in Regina, Sask., Indecently Exposed illustrates and exposes how systematic racism continues to thrive in Canada today.

  • The Angry Eye

    The Angry Eye

    Jane Elliott

    "The Angry Eye" is a dynamic and provocative documentary, showcasing Jane Elliott's world famous Blue-Eyed/Brown-Eyed exercise in discrimination.

  • The Stolen Eye

    The Stolen Eye

    Jane Elliott

    Viewers of The Stolen Eye will feel less defensive and freer to discuss their own experiences of discrimination as analogous but not redundant to those of the film’s participants. This is a must-buy for any of Jane Elliott’s many admirers.

  • Wide Eyed

    Wide Eyed

    Jane Elliott

    New film featuring Jane Elliot from Blue Eyed
    In 1968, in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a third grade teacher, Ms. Jane Elliott, involved her students in an exercise in discrimination based on eye color.

Jane ElliottJane Elliott, a pioneer in racism awareness training, was first inspired to action by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. As a third grade teacher in an all-white, all Christian community, she struggled for ways to help her students understand racism and discrimination. She adopted the "Blue-eyed/brown-eyed" exercise, (in which participants are treated as inferior or superior based solely on the color of their eyes) as a result of reading about the techniques the Nazis used on those they designated undesirable during what is now called the Holocaust.

Elliott contends that "A person who has been raised and socialized in America has been conditioned to be a racist... We live in two countries, one black and one white." In contrast to the more usual encounter group strategy, the feisty Elliott believes it’s important for whites to experience the emotional impact of discrimination for themselves.
Jane Elliott’s approach is especially relevant today. It demonstrates irrefutably that even without juridical discrimination, hate speech, lowered expectations and dismissive behavior can have devastating effects on minority achievement. Black members of the blue-eyed group forcefully remind whites that they undergo similar stresses, not just for a few hours in a controlled experiment, but every day of their lives. And Elliott points out that sexism, homophobia and ageism work in the same way.

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