Anatomy of Prejudice
In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. over
30 years ago, Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling,
“Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise. 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. Everyone who is exposed to Jane Elliott’s work is
dramatically affected by it.
Jane Elliott, the adaptor of the Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise
in teaching about the anatomy of prejudice and the subject of the
Peabody Award-winning film “The Eye of the Storm”, will introduce
and discuss that film. She explores with the audience the problems
of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and ethnocentrism and the
responsibility shared by all of us for illuminating them in and
eliminating them from ourselves and our environment.
Those attending the presentation will be encouraged to discuss
the issues raised as they relate to their own workplace. They will
also be encouraged to discuss the materials presented on the
handouts which are designed to help them to identify their own
racist statements, behaviors and attitudes. Participants receive a
list of suggested activities which, if implemented, can help them
to decrease the amount of racism in their environment and a list of
books which, if read, can provide added insights to the problems of
the -isms with which we are all confronted.
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Thursday April 23, 2009
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Council Hall, Queens Campus
Sponsored by Student Life and Discover