Intro Unit: Class 3 - The Psychological Effects of Racism on Blacks and Whites

This class examines the psychological effects of racism on both blacks and whites using two pioneering social experiments: The famous “Doll Test” conducted by Kenneth & Mamie Clarke, and the pioneering “Brown Eye, Blue Eye Experiment” conducted by Jane Elliott. Do these psychological effects of racism still exist? In what ways has racism effected you psychologically? At what age does racism begin to negatively impact Black kids? Has racism already effected your child's self-esteem? This class provides an opportunity to investigate these important questions.


“You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that's just begun.”
                                           - James Weldon Johnson