„Oh, Great Spirit, keep me from ever judging a man until I have walked a mile in his mocasines „
In 1969 a school teacher Jane Eliot, after being shocked by the murder of Martin Luther King, decided to teach her primary school students about racism in a quite an unconventional way. She created an exercise so the children would feel on their own skin how it feels to be discriminated.
She was shocked by the outcome of the exercise, which only have proven her assumption that racism is learned and that you only need an appropriate context and authority you respect and belive tells you the truth to motivate discriminative behavior.
Following documentary is about her bold experiment that shook her little community at the time.
Jane is still active in fighting racism and discrimination today.
I think that this documentary should be used as educational meterial in schools as we quickly forget how easily we can be indoctrinated and misled by authority we believe in.
Watch, educate yourself and share!
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Once upon a time there was this amazing land, placed on mountainous Balkan Peninsula, called Yugoslavia, built on ideas of brotherhood, equality and sharing. I grew up there living together side by side with many cultures and religions. I had wonderful childhood.
“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
"Let me not prey to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them."