Was there anything you discovered?
This movie is quite fascinating, especially considering the recent rise in discrimination and racism claims in America. It was interesting to see Miss Eliot divide her students and let them bicker and show divisions, even though they were close friends. The instructor’s ability to reveal this information to so young children intrigued me at first (Frontline Pbs 2019, 2019). I learned later that her intention was for them to be subjected directly to discrimination and bigotry. Their brains were indoctrinated by the instructor with the belief that opposing races are associated with hatred, hostility and other harmful beliefs. Their young minds were open to the possibility of influencing their prejudice attitudes.
How did their bodies reveal the discriminatory effects of racism?
An instructor classified the students according to eye color. Discriminated students felt sad, dumb, and depressed. They were not valued. They felt they were not worthy to be alive and have the opportunity to associate with better children. This second group believed that they were worthy and superior to the first. They were jubilant and perceived themselves to be more intelligent and wise than the other group (Frontline Public Broadcasting, 2019). Every youngster took part in a workshop on prejudice. At the end they could empathize and understand others suffering discrimination based on skin color. It had changed from being charming and warm to become cruel and hostile. The teacher explained to students that they should not judge someone based on their exterior appearance.
What made negative and positive labels self-fulfilling prophecies for a particular group?
Children who were subject to prejudice showed a decrease in academic achievement. These children felt uncomfortable mingling or being focused in class. In contrast, those pupils who believed they were superior displayed their feelings through outstanding grades and performance (Frontline Pbs 2019). These pupils were also more confident with their responsibility. Their performance declined when the superior group was treated differently. Both terms denote how someone feels when they are abused and subjected to hate. They learned to treat everyone with respect, and were able to be a role model for other children.