While watching the video of Ms. Elliot and her classroom, I had a lot of emotions that came up. I was proud for starters because she was teaching her class of all white students something that I believe most white teachers wouldn't have dared tried to teach their class. I was proud because she was teaching them about racism and even allowing them to see how it feels in the hopes that they would remember how it felt and not act that way to other people who are different then they are.
The children seemed to be well aware and gave very good answers to Ms. Elliot's questions, and that was surprising to me. Anger and sadness were two of my biggest emotions because I didn't like seeing the children's faces after Ms. Elliot would say something like "oh you have brown eyes so that's why you don't know that" or "you have blue eyes so that's why you forgot." The children's smile visibly went away and they were so sad the rest of the day. But I was angry because of how easy it was for them to treat each other nasty just because of a difference in appearance. It was kind of like they were in a trance and once she said no more collars the children snapped out of it.