Date: March 23, 2018
“Mrs Jane Elliott Conducts Her Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes Experiment To Create A Microcosm Of Society And Expose Discrimination For What It Is: An Evil That Puts Oppressed Groups In An Impossible Situation.
BLUE-EYED offers viewers a chance to watch a full-length workshop with America’s most dynamic diversity trainer, Jane Elliott.
In BLUE-EYED, we join a group of 40 teachers, police, school administrators and social workers in Kansas City – blacks, Hispanics, whites, women and men. The blue-eyed members are subjected to pseudo-scientific explanations of their inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and blatant discrimination. In just a few hours under Ms. Elliott’s withering regime, we watch grown professionals become despondent and distracted, stumbling over the simplest commands.
Clips from her original classes and interviews with former students confirm that Jane Elliott’s workshops make them permanently more empathetic and sensitive to the problem of racism. Counselors, student program administrators, corporate trainers and psychologists agree: BLUE-EYED is a film every person needs to experience.
Jane Elliott, 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. over thirty 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, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it.”