"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." How harmful are stereotypes, anyway? As time moves forward and conversations on the relevancy of race surface, many are of the opinion that if people don’t like you, so what? Hurt feelings have no bearing on how you are or who you become.. or do they? This classic experiment reveals the power beliefs have on our psyche.
In 1968, school teacher Jane Elliot showed the connection between degradation (and praise) and achievement and behavior. Her landmark study marginalized students based on their eye color, producing shocking results in the course of just one day.
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