At first it was a separation between the Whites and the Asian minorities (Padgett n.d.). By the 1900s it was used to justify the discrimination and wars between other Asian countries; throughout 1947 to the 1970s the Asian stereotype “model minority” was publicized to obtain citizenship for some residences in the Japanese and Chinese communities without a permanent residency in America (Nakagawa 2014). In 1965 the restrictive laws for immigrants entering from Asian countries were amended and passageway into America was an easier process (Washington 2012). Due to the publicity the “model minority” received back then, many people’s perception of an Asian were based on the characteristics often portrayed by mainstream media, even in modern day media (Zhang 2010). To enter an Ivy League school Asian-Americans have to stand out amongst the other academically excellent students, therefor they are placed in a more competitive environment and are expected to excel in extracurricular activities.
Patricia Gándara writes about the crippling segregation within our modern school system for Latino students in her essay Overcoming Triple Segregation. She examines the Latin American’s struggle for education by pointing out how not only are they segregated racially; but socioeconomically and linguistically. Gándara states that segregation towards Latinos will result small amounts of academic success and fewer citizens entering the workforce. Then the article takes a turn to advocate the use of bilingual classrooms, stating that by assimilating them into our culture, they will be able to become successful future contributing members of society. Gándara states that Latinos are forced to overcome the racial hostility placed before them, a lack
When children are placed in difficult situations, they have to grow up faster and take on more responsibility for themselves and for others. One thing that contributes heavily to these difficult situations is racism. Today, black children and children from other minorities often face prejudices against them, but historically speaking, the US is not unfamiliar with racial conflict, which made it hard for black children to just be kids. Mildred Taylor explored this idea in her book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, which tells the story of the Logan family, a poorer black family with four children and a father who has left to find work, trying to make ends meet in a white dominated world, through the eyes of an eight-year-old girl, Cassie. Through conflict, setting, symbolism, and point of view, Taylor shows that children are forced to grow up faster when they live in difficult situations, and that the existence of racism contributes to this.
Race discrimination trend in the 20th century was quite complicated with changes in many fields. Black endured a long period of unequal treatment and limited opportunities from the white, so they always desired to change their life and improve their social position. As a consequence, they started participate in politics and received support in the election. The black also began attend in the same schools as the white. Their performance in education and the permission of the white expressed the alternative attitudes of the white to the African Americans.
While gender roles and stereotypes may seem innocent and almost nonexistent in today’s culture, they are still present and cause a major effect on the current and future generations. They set limits on both boys and girls talents and skills. They try to force men and women into certain job categories. They affect education by telling boys to go to school especially in college and limit girls education, They affect the way a person is raised in the family from their childhood and how they keep themselves by labeling traits and behaviors as female or male. Gender roles limit the dreams of boys and girls alike, such as boys who want to be dancers and designers.
When we were young, teachers always reminded us internal values of caring for others and a love of learning are far more important than the external values. However, this belief seems to be challenged by the parents nowadays when the times pass by. More and more children are forced to join the beauty pageants, especially in the US. Many concerns arise owing to this issue. The public is raising questions about whether it is good for children to think of how good they should look and how important is the external beauty.
Reflection 2: Cultural Bias in Intelligence Testing Society today constantly raises the concern for equality which is evident in all parts of the community; women who continually express the desire for men and women to be seen as equals, children with special needs who wish to be considered normal among peers and in school and the discrimination of age which is often challenged in the workplace. Standardized intelligence tests were created to eliminate bias and foster equality among students but are often seen as a way to discriminate by labelling pupils according to test scores and socioeconomic status. This assumption is the result of the idea that failure to produce high scores is a result of “the inability to learn a task rather than lack of exposure to the experience requisite to its achievement” (Gordon and Rubain, 1980). Following the results of an intelligence test students are labelled from high intelligence to low intelligence with the belief that the results are due to possible learning disabilities. Critics of intelligence tests have argued that it is not the nature of the student but
One’s culture is put to the test when being practically forced to learn and understand English along with pronouncing every syllable correctly. Over time one practices English and grammar and as time passes by their accents grow dim. The American culture gives the impression that no matter what there is no escape from their influential culture, it is not that diversity is not accepted it is the fact that America diligently toils to unify the country. America has various cultures with diverse religious views and languages. Schools are having the biggest affect.
Discipline. According to Dr. Joseph Kosciw, GLSEN’s Chief Research & Strategy Officer (2016), “It is abundantly clear that LGBTQ students face disproportionately high levels of school discipline due to hostile school climates that ultimately deprive many of them, not only of their education, but also the success in life that education affords. Given the findings of Educational Exclusion, we must redouble our efforts to create supportive schools for LGBTQ students, particularly transgender and gender nonconforming students, students experiencing homelessness, students with disabilities and students of color.” He added, “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students face high rates of school discipline, including detention, suspension and expulsion from school, according to a report released today by GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students.” He argued that comparing non-LGBTQ students and LGBTQ students, the latter were much more likely to have experienced heightened and intensified kind of discipline. This, he thinks, is often due to the harassment and discrimination that LGBTQ students face in school and in community-based settings. In his research, he concluded that LGBTQ students have a tougher disciplinary measure as compared to non-LGBTQ students, and therefore governments need to ensure that there is an equal intensity and consistency of discipline in school settings.
The first example is monster parents. Although the general public criticizes the overprotectiveness and the authoritarianism of the parents, the existence of monster parenting itself has proved that parents believe in the association between educational level and lifestyle of the children, meaning, the higher educational level their children attained, the more likely their children will find a better job and ‘live the middle-class lifestyle’. In other words, monster parenting is the seeking of upward social mobility for children. Another example is the general perspectives on housing. Hong Kong people have a general feeling that people living in private housing are in the middle and higher class, while people living in public housing are in the lower class.