Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise


Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise


This is the website of Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education. Here, Jane exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors. 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. The website includes links to information about Jane's lectures, workshop, learning materials, bibliography, video store for buying her videos, and how to contact Jane.


Jane Elliott


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Bibliography (Elliott's suggested list of a few books with which to start your exploration of the problems of sexism, racism, and ageism), http://www.janeelliott.com/bibliography.htm

Learning Materials, http://www.janeelliott.com/learningmaterials.htm
Commitment to Combat Racism, http://www.janeelliott.com/commitment.htm





Jane Elliott, “Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise,” Antiracism Digital Library, accessed April 20, 2024, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/122.