What does racism look like?

24 Feb

Viewing the excerpt from the ‘Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes Experiment’ as part of our study of Deadly, Unna? predictably unearthed another flood of queries and opinions.  One of the interesting ideas raised was that the prejudice expressed in the Experiment was sometimes more explicit than that shown in Deadly, Unna?  While I agree that this is sometimes the case, it is not universally so.  However, I took up the challenge of finding a clip that represented the attitudinal prejudices that we see in the novel.  This, a short clip which shows a woman’s markedly different reactions to two teenagers, is the example of ingrained prejudices attitudes that I want to show my students.

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