I remember thinking, “Sounds about right.” My eyes are brown.
I assume my teacher based her experiment on 3rd-grade-teacher Jane Elliott’s 1968 classroom experiment.
Watch the video. The insight into discrimination is mind-blowing. I remember how quickly I bought in to the experiment. Later, when the roles were reversed and we were told that blue-eyed people were actually better and smarter, I felt so sad. I immediately thought: “THAT FIGURES. No wonder they’re such snobs.”
See for yourself how Jane Elliott’s students reacted.