Sometimes it can be good to be Asian, more is expected out of you when it comes to your parents, and it can really motivate you to do better. When you fail or cannot please your elders it brings a deep feeling of shame and disappointment. Growing up in the lower class creates a drive for individuals of all races. I want to be successful in life so that I could show my parents that all the hard work they put
She points out that around the time the separations start, puberty and the questions of identifying themselves start to arise, making the black kids feel like outcasts to the white kids. While kids start to segregate themselves, the issues at hand being to strengthen, making them harder to fix as the kids age. With segregation rates as high as they still were, Kozol then goes on to argue that schools reflect lives of the students attending the schools, which corresponds to the dominant races of the school. I agree with what Kozol argues that white schools are normally better built and nicer, reflecting the higher income families. Dominantly black and Hispanic schools reflect much lower income families and are typically broken down, such as one elementary school he described.
Millions of Latinos have immigrated to the United States in pursuit of fulfilling the American Dream for themselves and their children. Many Latinos believe that education is a tool that will ensure their children’s success in this country. However, although today’s education system is designed and in favor of educating minorities, many Latino students have struggled to successfully achieve the American Dream and upward mobility. This essay will explore how factors such as poverty and cultural differences contribute to Latinos’ lack of success in their pursuit of the American Dream through higher level education. Some possible solutions to these problems could be more school funding and cultural education.
As stated above, even if Asian Americans have the intelligence advantage compared to other American, they still face many other racial stereotypes. It described the typical stereotype that other view toward Asian American as submissive and that Asian Americans are culturally as physically unaggressive, political docile, and very accommodating. It also presents that because of the myth of model minority ideology that other has toward Asian American, it put them in a higher social hierarchy compared to other racial minorities groups (“Racial Violence”, 1993). Which also in Triangulation of Asian American, written by Claire Jean Kim, she also argues that this idea of putting Asian American in a triangulation between the White American and other minorities groups. However, she stated by using this ideology it enforcing the White Americans to dominance Asian Americans because they think that Asian Americans are all submissive and are too eager to follow the white directives (Kim,
Similar to how primary and secondary schools “other” marginalized students, I believe higher education does as well. I want to focus on higher education not only because it is more accessible, but because I know that the struggles for some in grade school do not simply go away; rather, they become multidimensional. For my project, I would like to focus specifically on the experiences of students of color and how they feel “othered” in higher education. I think what is unique about students of color in higher education is how often they are perceived to have “made it.” Certainty, people of color have fought hard for the right to make it to this point and walking across a stage with a diploma is, without a doubt, an accomplishment. However, it still does not mean they have to be content with the barriers they must face to make it to that point when not everyone faces those same
Throughout many of the different novels that we have read in class we are able to see how asian americans strive to find their own identities and how there was a challenge between the American culture and the achievement of social equality for own racial group. Asian American who becomes assimilated in American culture had to pay the price for such a desire. Figuring out one’s identity is big issue, for immigrants especially for 2nd generation of Asian Americans who feel neither native Asian nor American. Asian American tried to fit them into the majority ‘American culture’ instead of their own culture and conflict with their order generations. For the minorities, America is still a place which have to give up many of own uniqueness and struggle to fit in for their comfortable.
In Singapore, the society has molded people into thinking that in order to do well and succeed in the future, they would first have to achieve academic excellence in school. From a young age, the children in Singapore are exposed to an education system of standardized assessments and examinations which rewards and recognizes stellar results and scorns the poor. As a result, the students fear failure and are pressured to keep up with the standards, just to gain validation and approval. As cited from the Ministry of Social and Family Development, “a greater proportion of children fear failing tests and examinations more than the death of their parents”, with 36% fearing failure and 17% fearing the death of parents (n.d.). With this statistic, the fact that more students are afraid of failing their examinations than the lost of a loved one, is a testament to the immense stress carried on their shoulders.
Racial tension in classrooms has a negative impact to the teaching and learning practices, teaching and learning becomes ineffective and this issue might go beyond the classroom premises and happen in the school, community or the society at large. Once the issue is solved our learners will then know how to respect and support one another regardless of the race that one comes from and by so doing they will find their meaning in life. This issue of racial tension affects our education practices in a way that it brings arise of unnecessary conflicts among our learners, because they of different skin colour. In this essay I will further discuss ways in which I would use to alleviate this racial tension in the classroom as an educator using the philosophical perspectives of African Philosophy which is all about understanding humane and Critical Rationalism which is about cross-examining everything.
Multiple debates have sparked amongst the public throughout the years as whether or not to give minority groups in the United States more opportunities and advantages in modern society. This majorly discussed topic, otherwise known as affirmative action, is a method created for the sole intention of eliminating racial discrimination for minority groups in fields such as higher education. It addresses the major problem of inequality by claiming to provide minority groups a higher advantage than majority groups. In contrast, however, it has brought even more problems upon people of other ethnic backgrounds by increasing the competition and standards required of them to meet while the ones who benefit face no major difficulties. Over time, affirmative
Questions of abandoning or maintaining one’s home language affects education policy in all immigrant receiving nations. Because of the consequences of colonisation, migration, nation-formation, traditions of exogamy, and modernisation, some degree of bilingualism is typical of most people in the world.” Today the most advanced nations realise that they can no longer be ignorant of the languages and cultures of other people on this planet. This is why bilingual-multicultural education was initiated. It was believed that this approach will build closer ties between the students’ community, their language background, and the educational plan of the school. The students will develop pride in themselves and their heritage.
My economic situation and racial identity intersect every minute of my life. Both were appointed to me upon birth, one I’m proud of, and one I will change eventually. Overall I feel these two identities had silent my voice in the sense that they are times I feel uncomfortable and scared to share my opinion in fear of judgment and perception on others. I feel that it’s easier for people to judge if you’re at the lower end of the latter, it gives them a sense of superiority that makes them comfortable to attack you. And it’s different if you are Latino and economically stable or white, society since to attack minorities or those less fortunate.