It is amazing how hasty people’s personalities can change based on their surroundings and what “authority figures” tell them. Within minutes of the kids with blue eyes being told they are superior and the kids with brown eyes are inferior, there were instant changes in the kids’ behavior. The “superior” (blue eyes) kids began to discriminate against the other kids by saying that they were not as smart and even began to call them names or hit them, even though all the kids in the class were friends prior to the experiment. The kids in the “inferior” (brown eyes) roles began to not feel as intelligent and did worse in the simplest of tests. Yet when the roles switched the very next day, the personalities of the inferior kids did a complete turn around - they became the oppressors just as fast as the previous group, despite the fact that they didn’t like being treated as trash.
"Psychology Social Reality EYE OF THE STORM" AOL Video Home. 7 September 2008. .