54 minutes | Mar 9th 2020

#48 Jane Elliott: How Discrimination Feels

On this episode, Erin speaks with educator and anti-racism advocate Jane Elliott about her seminal “Blue Eye / Brown Eye” exercise with her third grade students in Riceville, Iowa. Jane discusses how the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr inspired her to educate her students about the effects of racism and how she has made it her life’s mission to encourage others to see only one race - the human race. Following Erin’s conversation with Jane Elliott, original Freedom Writer, Tanya Payne, explores what it felt like to be an African American student in the distinguished scholars program at Woodrow Wilson High School, and how she was expected to “give the black perspective” as the only black student in her gifted class. Show Notes: Freedom Writers feature film on Amazon: https://amzn.to/32iB8JJ A Class Divided on PBS.org: https://to.pbs.org/2Iw15fD Find Jane Elliott Online: janeelliott.com
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