Martha Peraza SOC 3340 Inequality in Education California State University, Bakersfield Abstract In the United States, there exists a gap in equality for different demographics of students. The factors contributing to educational disadvantages include socioeconomic struggles, gender of students, language or culture, and particularly for the scope of this paper, race.
Throughout America, there has been many inequities issues with education, such as racial discrimination and poverty. Racial discrimination has been an issue throughout America, it has caused an impact upon Blacks, in the south, with less knowledge. Poverty has come to be a conflict, or commotion, with the variety of students in the south. Inequity in education has been an effect with the lack of fairness or injustice between the education of the north and south. This remarkably contrary, due to racial discrimination and poverty.
Racial Inequality is still a problem according to the news. On the news it talks about cops shooting black people when they are not doing anything wrong and on top of that they don’t even have any weapons on them. Racial inequality is still a problem in America, but there are ways to fight against it. A look at recent police shootings involving black men article and the school segregation article both prove that Racial inequality still exists in America.
As a kid I remember going to school and hating it. The white people were always better and always had the nicer things. I had to go to school in fear of getting beat up, questioned by all my teachers as if I was dumb, segregated down to the drinking fountain and more. But with the court case Brown vs. Board of Education things started to slowly change. It happened slowly and still isn’t perfect, but change was happening.
Throughout history we have seen many forms of educational discrimination and inequality between minority students and white students. Throughout the 1950s and 60s most minority students in the United States faced discrimination and inequality especially African Americans and the hispanics. Most of these African Americans and hispanics attended segregated schools in the 1950s and 60s because they were not allowed to be in school with white students. In 1954 the supreme court case Brown v. Board of Education it was decided that segregated schools are unconstitutional and it violated the 14th Amendment. Today the school experiences of African Americans and other minority students in the United States continue to be substantially
Throughout Jonathan Kozol’s essay “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid” (347) and “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” (374) by Beverly Tatum, both Kozol and Tatum discuss racial issues in the educational system. Kozol and Tatum explain racial issues by presenting two different instances that racial issues have played a roles. These two instances being visiting different public schools by Kozol and noticing the cafeteria segregation by Tatum. Using their own personal experiences, their arguments essentially come to similar conclusions, so by comparing their essays, the most significant problems are brought to the table.
The Wire, broadcasted by HBO, is a television series set in Baltimore, Maryland. Each season of The Wire focuses on a different problem in the city of Baltimore and its relationship to law enforcement. These problems are : the illegal drug trade, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media. The show is about how institutions have an effect on individuals. The Wire is acclaimed for its realistic portrayal of urban life.
During the 1970s and the 1980s the achievement gap, or the gap of test scores between minorities and whites, narrowed, and it was believed that we were finally getting to equality. After the 1990s, however, the gap began to widen again. Since then, there has been much debate about whether we are closing the gap, or if there is really any reason to worry about it. The reason why people are so interested in this debate is because it is noted that education is what leads to life chances and opportunities. The No Child Left Behind law was created for this reason, because no parent want to see their child fail, and think that they can’t receive a good education.
Unit 6: Criminalization and Securitization In the lecture, I think that when individuals deviate from the social norm, there will be a lot of criticism, opposition, and hate. Even though violating social norms don't have legal outcomes, it can impact a person’s social interactions because it can make people feel uncomfortable when they are surrounded by them and can also label them as abnormal or weird. For example, there are no laws about homosexual people walking down the street holding hands. If people in my town see them walking and holding hands, they will get a shocked reaction and get weird stares or maybe even avoid them.
The biggest challenge for our framers was to find a solution to a problem that historically has had an abundant amount of issues. Federalism is the solution that divides the power between the states and the national government. The United States has seen several forms of federalism throughout its history, such as dual federalism, cooperative federalism, coercive federalism, and new federalism. The traditional federalism has a clear separation of duties for the state and national government.