I remember watching this experiment (using adults) on Oprah years ago and find it amazing that it's had such longevity and is still relevant. I vaguely recall thinking that the activity felt contrived, and therefore, not authentically reflective of how people behave towards people of color. Watching the original experiment with the third graders was a little more illuminating, in my view. Children are real, as they typically wear their emotions on their sleeves. With children, a truer, more valid read can be made as to the effectiveness of a sensitive experiment such as this. The icing on the cake would have been to have several black students join the classroom a few days later to see how the students would react - and if their declarations of not treating people of color differently would hold up.