The Lack of African American studies in Public Schools The public schools in North Carolina are faced with a huge number of challenges. One challenge is the significant difference between the black and the white students. This in return is accompanied by certain issues like the lack of African American studies in these schools. This results in a long traumatic consequences and standing concerns that have rippled through the educational system of the society. Few or little African American studies in this school have taken place over the public education systems that the parents and different systems of the black society have taken note of this.
Colorism is a very serious matter in schools and in the black community. Light skin vs dark skin dates way back when black people were enslaved. Light skin people were considered closer to white and therefore were treated differently from those of the darker complexion.
If I were suddenly to start attending East St. Louis schools, however, the inequalities faced by my new peers would become much more apparent. Although race appears to be the source of these inequalities, it should be noted that other factors contribute as well. For instance, if a black child came from a high class family, he could afford to attend Morris High. Likewise, a white child from a low class family might only have the option of attending a school in East St. Louis. Through Kozol’s Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, it can be observed that children like those at Morris High are taught about racial inequalities, but are not taught to recognize white privilege.
As I began to research schools segregation, I began to wonder: Why is segregation still occurring in New Orleans schools? According to my research, most New Orleans schools are still segregated. What’s more, segregation has many negative consequences for students 82% of New Orleans schools are segregated by race. When the U.S Supreme Court ruled that racially segregated public schools were unconstitutional. In New Orleans schools, segregation is still occurring.
Further, time spent on unnecessary disciplinary action is time lost learning. This relates to the academic achievement gap in black students, just to demonstrate another instance in which blacks are yet again systematically disadvantaged in education (Gregory et al.
As Researchers of the article, “How Racially Diverse Schools and Classrooms Can Benefit All Students“ they reported that “students’ exposure to other students who are different from themselves and the novel ideas and challenges that such exposure brings leads to improve cognitive skills, including critical thinking and problem solving”. As this benefits the students mentally, this will also help the future see different viewpoints of the world and unite as one nation despite our differences. Instead of being narrow-minded, students will understand why view things differently, how we dress, and our
Psychology today can tell us that the environment in which we grow up in can have an important impact on a youth’s identity and future. Growing up in not only a state of poverty, but with additional social and economic disadvantages can have an overwhelming negative influence on student’s performance. In major cities across the United States schools that poverty stricken African American students attend are segregated, not in a legal sense, but because of location. Neighborhoods with soaring levels of poverty are limited to the oftentimes overpopulated, underfunded, and understaffed local schools. Creating a culture of multigenerational families isolated in their own poverty.
According to the textbook, "Racial and Ethnic Groups" (Fourteenth Edition) by Richard T. Schaefer identified the top three major issues for African Americans today as being education, employment, and criminal justice system. Within the educational system, African Americans receive inadequate education in result of their quantity of formal education. Therefore, African American children are more likely to not graduate from high school and receive higher education. Most African Americans attend predominantly white colleges and universities, whereas the vast majority attend historically black colleges and universities. With regards to employment, African Americans have a higher unemployment rate; it 's due to depression-like factors such as residing
In the modern day, segregation in schools occurs too often in schools across America. This division has created the claim that “segregation in schools makes sense”, although inaccurate, this statement was created by African Americans deteriorated morals from segregation, segregation of races in their residences, and the lack of integration in public schools. It is no coincidence that racist attitudes exist when segregation exists in today's schools, causing prejudice individuals to encourage this division, claiming it makes sense. W.E.B. Dubois, an advocate for African American integration in white public schools reported the detrimental affect segregation has on its students.
In my opinion, the government has a big responsibility in human development. Why we can see a gap on those students who came from a poor neighborhood than from those who came from a middle class or high class neighborhood? Why those students who came from a low economical class have a cultural shock and social shock when they got in the university? The answer is that they don’t receive a quality education on their schools, but as they see that they can confront it and get good scores in their home schools. However, they are in a different environment, where most of the youth people who are attending to school don’t pursuit more than a high school
There is one particular example that I can think of in my personal life that goes along with this theme of ‘white privilege.’ I attended Northeast Guilford High School, which is a primarily African American high school. Therefore, I was the minority. Right before I transitioned from middle school to high school, the district lines in my county were ‘redrawn’ and many of the black students who used to attend Eastern Guilford that lived in the lower income housing were now being sent to Northeast. It was almost as if they wanted to pull as many of the African American students into one school because they didn’t want those students of color to be attending the same school as the rich, white students. I truly don’t believe it was just a coincidence that the district lines were redrawn to bring the few black students from a primarily white school to the primarily black school.