“Black Like Me” by John Howard Griffin is more of a story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a sense of the dual roles he had to endure for his studies. He was plagued by an undying need to understand racial division and suffrage. With his insatiable need to understand, he took on two personalities. First, to begin his test he became black by taking oral medications and ultraviolet like treatments to change his pigment. He moved to Louisiana to test the waters.
In a world where image is everything, very few people take the time to look past what is on the surface. Jane Elliott happens to be one of those extraordinary people who have learned to not judge a book by its cover. According to the article “Jane Elliott,” Jane has devoted her life to combatting discrimination. She has stated on multiple occasions that the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr was the driving force in her creation of the “blue-eyed” experiment. This exercise has been performed on children and adults of all ethnicities in many different locations in an attempt to eliminate prejudice in society.
1. How did she divide her class for the project? Why? Mrs. Elliot divided her class by eye color in order to teach her students that it was wrong to judge and mistreat people because of their physical features.
In the PBS documentary A Class Divided third grade teacher Jane Elliot tried an experiment to let a class of her third graders experience discrimination. For Jane Elliot’s third grade class in a small town in Iowa discrimination was unheard of because there was only white Christians living in the town. She separated her class based on eye color, so one day she made the kids with blue eyes be superior and the kids with brown eyes be inferior. She did multiple test to see if the way they were treated changed the way they learned. The next day she switched it, so the kids with blue eyes were now inferior and the kids with brown eyes were superior.
Th eir Eyes were Watching God is a novel of many struggles and triumphs. From the very beginning of the story, Janie, the main character of this novel had been dealing with abandonment and being the outcast because of her color. Everyone in her small little town made fun of her because she had no parents, she lived with her grandmother, and at the time in the backyard of some "white folk". She dreamt about love, and happiness. She wanted to be appreciated instead of only worried about.
Jane Elliot conducted a revolutionary experiment in1968 termed ‘A Class Divided’, in which she segregated her third graders; insisting that those with blue eyes were much more superior to those with brown eyes. On the second day of the experiment she switched the roles around and declared that those with brown eyes were better. This investigation was put together with the aim of educating her students about discrimination to a large extent; as Martin Luther King was assassinated the day before the experiment commenced and her students could not comprehend why a King would be murdered. As the experiment progressed some ethical guidelines were breached.
The Life of Vernon Storm America was built on the foundation that hard work and sacrifice will accomplish any grand feat. Even in the face of adversity we all amalgamate for the common good. I believe, this is why we have been and remain to be the most influential country in the world. Every individual in my family is a diligent and hard working person. The reason for this mentality can be traced back to one man.
How would it feel having life being shortened to an extent of time? There is nothing to do about it. There is no cure. There is no turning back. If having long term family issues isn’t worse enough, Jane Wilson discovered that she has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.
The experiment of ‘A Class Divided’ is a lesson taught by Jane Elliot about discrimination and how it feels to be discriminated against. She first conducted this experiment in 1968 with her class of third graders, she divides people by eye colour and provides collars for them, and she then makes a group of rules separating them and observes how they’re discriminated against in a controlled environment. The experiment breached many ethical guidelines, this is because the experiment wouldn’t have worked otherwise. The rights of the participants was breached in order to achieve accurate results and so that people would feel the humiliation and cage of discrimination.
Although the term colorism has only existed for around 35 years and is quite young, the concept has existed for centuries. Colorism by definition means to discriminate within a single race against those with a darker skin tone in favor of lighter skinned people of the same race. The idea behind this concept comes from early slavery when the slave masters would sexually assault the female slaves and the result was lighter skinned slaves that were kept inside the home to do house work while the other slaves had to work the fields (Kerr 273)..” During this time, it was believed that the fair skinned slaves and/or the mixed children of slaves and master were “gentler, kinder more [attractive], smarter and more delicate"(Kerr,273). During that