"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
“How Racist Are You?” A BBC presentation of Jane Elliott’s “controversial” exercise to immerse white people in what means to be a person of color and living within a racist society 24/7.
I use controversial in quotes because white people find the exercise to be abusive and extreme. Watching this video only proves how much further we all need to progress as a society.
Cannot emphasize enough how important it is to watch the reactions of the white people.
"I’ve got 1 little girl she’s stunningly beautiful, she feel over, scraped all her face and I must admit I was slightly surprised it was pink underneath. Was I expecting it to be black? I don’t know" That’s an ACTUAL quote from a human. THATS HOW WHITE PEOPLE THINK. IF YOU THINK RACISM IS OVER OR “behind us” I’m afraid you have a mental illness. Seriously. Watch this, and open your blue eyes.