Indecently Exposed: Introduction (02:17)
Jane Elliott will conduct the blue/eye brown eye exercise in Regina, Saskatchewan. Residents reflect on racism.
Exercise Parameters (07:35)
Elliott addresses participants as they sign in and divides them into two groups. She describes the purpose of the blue eye/brown eye exercise and instructs the brown-eyed group on behavior while the blue-eyed group waits in a holding room.
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise (05:10)
Elliott leads the exercise, giving orders; participants share expectations. A man refuses to comply with directions and is forced to leave; another says there is nothing Elliott can teach him. Elliott discusses the price of racist behavior.
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise: Reading Signs (07:16)
Elliott leads the exercise, giving orders and criticism. Participants share their thoughts and experiences.
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise: Ignoring Differences (04:31)
Elliott leads the exercise, discussing the idea that people do not see skin color. A First Nations participant recalls injustices he experienced and feelings of shame.
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise: Child Ego State (03:02)
Elliott gives orders and criticism that forces the blue-eyed group to live down to expectations. A participant reflects on hearing racial slurs at work.
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise: Stress (04:33)
Blue-eyed participants discuss whether they have feelings of stress and intimidation. First Nations participants find it difficult to treat others the way they have been treated.
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise: Unfair Treatment (07:13)
Participants discuss making assumptions; a blue-eyed man states that race is not important to him. A lack of response to injustices perpetuates evil.
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise: Denial (04:07)
Words can be destructive. Participants reflect on trusting authority, the reality of racism, and changing perspectives.
Blue Eye/Brown Eye Exercise: Testing (03:48)
Elliott gives participants a test based on the experiences of First Nations people and reflects on the ability of children to succeed. She criticizes the results of blue-eyed participants.
Exercise Reactions (08:54)
Participants record how the other group looked and how they felt. The exercise is about responsibility, not guilt. After the workshop, participants reflect on the experience.
Credits: Indecently Exposed (00:48)
Credits: Indecently Exposed
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