Tip sits down for a necessary conversation with educator & social activist Jane Elliott. Tip and Jane discuss the current state of race relations from over policing to deficiencies in education and the tells the truth about the origins of white fragility in America. The creator of the Blue eyes/ Brown eyes experiment also talks about systemic changes that are needed to bring about an end to racism.
Episode 110 - Jane Elliott
Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Jane Elliott. Jane is an internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors. And if you think this does not apply to you. . . you are in for a rude awakening.
In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, 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, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it.
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Hey, your racist is showing! This week Jane Elliott, a former third-grade schoolteacher, anti-racism activist, and educator best known for her "Blue Eyes - Brown Eyes" exercise, joins us to talk about the myth of race, the reason behind her exercises and how we can - together as part of the human race - overcome self-imposed ignorance. Check out her website for more information on her work: www.janeelliott.com
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