This was the most memorable part of the video for me, when Jane Elliot asks everyone in the room if they are sad this morning. A girl starts to complain that she had to stay on the carpet, didn’t get any coffee or any donuts. That’s when Elliot says, “I’m going to give you a really valuable piece of advice. Get over cute!’ Get competent. Get trained. Get capable.”
I would definitely recommend to this one of my friends because I think everyone is better off for having watched this video, so that they too can appreciate the suffering that blacks in this country go through and understand and become aware of the racism which has become in-built in our nature against people of colour. This movie should also be shown in high-schools because the conflicts and rate of racial behaviour is really high over there and kids need to learn and be taught to be acceptable and tolerable of people from other races and cultures. They need to be in each other’s shoes to really appreciate cultural and racial diversity.
Everyone is taught to be different and each personality from the sociology perspective is taken to be unique, yet there is racism and social discrimination. Does this mean that we have to be different but only to the extent that we are still socially acceptable within the norm? The ‘Big Idea’ of this video was for people to be in someone else’s shoes to be truly able to appreciate and acknowledge the cultural differences and be humble and polite to them instead of being demeaning and humiliating. This documentary vividly proved that even casual bias can be demoralizing and have shocking impact on personal performance of an individual. So we need to take responsibility for building a welcoming and inclusive culture.