Watch this great Ted Talk on unconscious bias – brief but impactful!

This is a quick little Ted Talk on unconscious bias–I love Helen’s examples! The whole thing made me think about the blue and black (or white and gold) dress. Of which, I still don’t know how to process…

Enjoy!

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Video: Lesson in discrimination

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Oh how I love this! I have seen the original exercise many times, however, PBS’s Frontline produced an amazing five part series you won’t want to miss!

Jane Elliott’s – Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise – “A CLASS DIVIDED”

This is one of the most requested programs in FRONTLINE’s history. It is about an Iowa schoolteacher who, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, gave her third-grade students a first-hand experience in the meaning of discrimination. This is the story of what she taught the children, and the impact that lesson had on their lives.

Watch the five part series:

The Daring Lesson

Day Two

14 Years Later

Teaching it to Adults

How the Adults Reacted

Jane Elliott is still around doing amazing work, check her out!

Happy Friday,

Your Friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com

Doer Spotlight: Jen Chau

Name: Jen Chau

Point of view: White. Jewish. Chinese. Activist.

Website: swirlinc.org – A national multi-ethnic organization that challenges society’s notions of race through community building, education and action.

Blog: The time is always right – Notes from an activist who won’t quit

Twitter: @jenkchau – A mixed-race community activist and organizational leader fighting for social justice through diversity work and education.

Facebook: Swirl Group

Linkedin: Jen Chau

Google search: Jen Chau

Personal note: I met Jen when she was still in college…via the internet! We have spent hours on the phone and don’t let too much time go by without touching base. I’m proud to call her friend!

Dear Jen,

YOU INSPIRE ME! It’s SO easy to get caught up in “I’m not doing enough” and do nothing. YOU realize that you’re not intended to do it all yourself and that you’re just one piece of the puzzle. Keep doing what you’re doing and know that you are helping to create a better world!

New Catagory: Doers

I could be like most people and just create a “blogroll” on my page, but I just don’t feel that gives these amazing people the props they deserve! At least with a blogpost my reach can be broadened by sharing them with my facebook friends and twitter followers!

Dear Doers,

YOU INSPIRE ME! It’s SO easy to get caught up in “I’m not doing enough” and do nothing. YOU realize that you’re not intended to do it all yourself and that you’re just one piece of the puzzle. Keep doing what you’re doing and know that you are helping to create a better world!