She's been called one of Oprah's most controversial guests ever. “Oprah introduced me once as the person who received the most hate mail,” says Jane Elliott. “You can't make people listen to the truth if they don't want to hear it."
As Republicans sweep back into power, many are asking why. Jane has an answer: "We're led by fear. We've been taught to hate." Jane posits we are experiencing an epidemic of “colorism” in this country. "It's not about brown eyes or blue eyes. It's about ignorance and repression. Hitler did it first.”
Today on BOLD, LeGrande Green interviews the internationally renowned educator about the roots of her shocking, tell-it-like-it-is approach. She is widely regarded as America's most dynamic diversity trainer.
In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. over thirty years ago, Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise. This now-famous exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority
Strap on your seat belts. It's going to be a BOLD flight into awareness. Jane Elliott's site is www.janeelliott.com. Join the conversation at www.getboldtoday.com.