African Americans In Segregation Schools

1398 Words6 Pages
In the society that we live in today some students will never know what it is like to attend a segregated school in the south. It is one thing to attend a segregated school, but it is another to be considered as a minority. African Americans are sometimes belittled and treated differently from other races. Being singled out in a massive group of people because of your race while trying to learn in school can be very overwhelming. According to Joel Spring, “Schools segregation for blacks and Latinos increased in the recent years…” (114 Spring). This quote shows that not only did segregation exist for blacks while in school, but that it was still an issue as of the year 2012. Students in segregated schools in the South as African Americans…show more content…
There were times when some African Americans lived their lives in poverty. According to the article, students who lived in poverty were often left behind in school because they could not get the support due to weak services (Fram, Miller-Cribbs, Van-Horn p. 309). This shows how students were treated based on what they could and could not afford. These students did not have much support so it was harder for them. Classrooms for students of the lower minority were not properly fortified, and most of the students that were in these classrooms were not that efficient in reading as described in the article. Students were isolated as lower minority students rather than being conjoined with the white students who were seen as superiors. Being segregated as an African American while in school greatly affected students. The effects included prevention of “…social learning, the exposure of children to cultural practices other than their own, and ultimately greater racial interaction (Wells, 1995)” (Odis p. 200). Based on this quote, students were basically treated unfairly, and they were cut short of opportunities based on their…show more content…
Teachers are an imperative asset during their students’ educational experience. Teachers play several roles, and they serve as support for their students. Individual learning is better enhanced by teachers, and their role as a teacher helps them with learning about different perspectives, strengths, and norms as being exposed to different races (Fram, Miller-Cribbs, Van-Horn 311). This specific quote shows the different areas in which teachers actually impact their students no matter what circumstances they are faced with. African American students may not have received the same education as other races, but the role of the teacher helped them experiencing some form of equality of education. The way the teachers taught and introduced activities to their students is what would really shape them while
Open Document