- May 20, 2009
Basically the event is run by a woman who wants white people to understand racism. She segregates them into a blue-eyed group (all white) and a brown eyed group (mostly black/asian)
She then treats the blue eyed group like shit until they realise what its like (to some degree) to be black or asian. Some of the responses are quite shocking. A lot of the white people dont want to put themselves in the others shoes and claim that they are victims too (usually victims of something within their control). A lot of people felt like they were being accused of being racist when in fact it was to point out that they are a product of a racist system
some of the reactions are stupid. A teacher refusing to accept that a young black male is 8 times more likely to be searched by the police. This same woman said "a person cut themselves and I was surprised that her flesh was pink"
I think its a good test and her methods show how groups such as UKIP or other far right "extremist" parties/groups have turned a lot of the white population in britain against the islamic population
Granted her test is designed for america where racism against black people is far more common than here in the UK but she raises a few good points at the end. She is asked "dont you think your methods could be seen as too harsh?". She replies "do you think a lynching is too harsh. She says that we see this as being harsh because we are not used to white people being treated this way