I remember this experiment. It has such a powerful impact. If only every school child was required to be taught like this and if the lesson continued to be reinforced throughout their public school years, perhaps we could begin to change our culture. Every fall with a new set of freshmen college students, I hold the hope that perhaps the civil rights lessons will stick with them. We are the products of how we are raised, of how we are socialized in our families and places of worship. If only we would dedicate ourselves to teaching the next generation coming to not discriminate against and hold hatred against people who are different from themselves.
We've created these divisions between us based on our skin color, our physical characteristics, language, and religion. And we develop habits that are difficult to change. I'm here and I'm trying, even at 60.