[LMB] OT: Sense of the list
rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 13:44:15 GMT 2021
I saw the documentary and actually met her, sort of, during a lecture in
sociology class. I've always wondered how the students in her classroom,
now in their late fifties and early sixties, are doing. Did they become
wiser? Did they understand what she trying teach them. I'm curious on how
they would respond today.
On Thu, Dec 9, 2021, 7:20 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> Are you talking about Jane Elliot (n?e Jennison) who showed to her third
> grade students, first hand, how being a targeted as inferior because of
> their skin, hair and eye color. And
> who showed how irrational it was to judge people how they looked like?
> I'd like to point on the documentary I watched, a long time ago, that she
> lectured her students on why it's bad to judge people on what they looked
> Her approach was to eradicate racism through how people judged each other
> based on appearance.
> Gwynne: It was a good idea - I looked into it because I wanted to try it
> a class. But there were a lot of problems with it, depending on the age and
> development of the children, and the way it was received. It could become
> too heavy-handed, and not encourage the understandings that were desired.
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