PSYCHOLOGY

The Problem With Jane Elliott’s “One Race” Theory

The good, the bad, and the ugly about the Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes experiment and its creator

Allison Wiltz
Published in
6 min readMar 16, 2024

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Jane Elliott at Riceville, Iowa, Elementary School in 1968 | Photo taken by Charlotte Button

Jane Elliott, an educator, school teacher, and diversity consultant, has become well-known for her anti-racism work. Her claim to scholarly fame was her Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes experiment…

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Allison Wiltz
Momentum

Womanist Scholar bylines @ Momentum, Oprah Daily, ZORA, GEN, EIC of Cultured #WEOC Founder allisonthedailywriter.com https://ko-fi.com/allyfromnola