Teacher yells ’till she makes student cry. Is she right?

Jane Elliot is the teacher who developed the well known “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise. This experiment involves the teacher splitting a group of students into two groups based on the colour of their eyes. The point is to essentially pick on just one of the groups for no apparent reason, she is prejuduce towards one group with the sole purpose of showing how unfair it is to treat people in a certain way based on a physical feature that they cannot change. This video begins pretty abruptly, it’s at the point where the group has been split in two. one of the students who’s been singled out based on eye color becomes extremely frustrated. Do you think Jane Elliot is getting her point across in the right way?

By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'