The way that the children were able to connect how having brown eyes and being discriminated against for that relates to being black is interesting. This reminds me of the Stanford Prison Experiment and how the students who were guards acted towards the students who were prisoners. The way that people let power get into their heads to belittle others is astounding to me.
The part that stood out to me was when the teacher was doing the cards with them on day one when the brown-eyed people were inferior, it took them longer to do it. On day two when they were superior, it took them a shorter amount of time. the students stated that it took them longer because they were thinking about their inferior status with the collars on their neck. This reminds me of a Toni Morrison quote:
"The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do."
I wonder what more wonderful things people of color could accomplish without the 'distraction' of racism.
I've never seen this before and it was eye-opening.