This documentary blew me away.
A third grade teacher, Jane Elliot, decided to do a two-day experiment with her students starting in 1968 after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dividing them up by eye color. The first day, she told them that blue-eyed children are nicer, smarter, and better than the brown-eyed children. The second day, she switched it, saying that she was mistaken, it was actually brown-eyed children who are nicer, smarter and better than the blue-eyed children.
The results (socially, academically, and in self-esteem) are astonishing.
It's 55 minutes long, and so worth it. Click here to get to the free documentary website, and get ready to see the inner workings of prejudice, exposed:
A Class Divided
And once you've seen it, let me know what you think.