Previous research suggests that direct interventions and discussions about race can help (Staiger 2006) (Hardie, 2013). A course in rural areas that educate the middle school, high school, and teachers on colorblind racism and how it occurs should be taught. This type of racism should be addressed early to stop the students from going through life being racist and not realizing they are doing it. They should learn that it is not right to judge any student by their skin color or
Dan French and Warren Simmons’s Education Week article titled “Colorblind Education is the ‘Wrong Response’” describes how teachers have neglected to inform themselves and embrace the different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds of their students. French and Simmons argue against teachers taking a “colorblind” approach in classrooms. This “colorblind” approach involves teachers ignoring the racial and ethnic differences in the classroom in order to stimulate racial tranquility. According to French and Simmons, this ultimately causes “students of color, their experiences, and their perspectives to become “invisible” in the classroom”. Teachers should take more initiative towards exploring their student’s cultural backgrounds in order to
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. Racial inequality in education is predominant in black students and is perpetuated further by educators. A theory that explains this could be the “hidden curriculum” theory which conditions students to believe that their cultural backgrounds must be silenced to resemble the model white student. Studies show that training educators in cultural sensitivity and establishing trust between students and teachers allows students from varying cultural backgrounds to improve in classroom settings.
Many people think that dress codes at school are limiting the children 's freedom of expression and others say that they are very necessary and constitutional. What are the benefits of school uniforms or preventing children from wearing what they want to wear on a daily basis. What evidence do the schools have in order to legally ban the students’ freedom of expression? School dress codes should not be enforced on the children in order to maintain an environment open to diversity. The responsibility remains with the school and the community as a whole to maintain an environment open to diversity and allow the students to confront ideas different from their own.
Providing a proper and accurate education to Southern education systems would greatly improve the single-minSolving Racism in the South Throughout history, there have been numerous accounts of discrimination that have been embedded into our way of thinking. Predominantly known for being racist and conservative, the Southern states still incorporate discriminatory views in their own society. Racism is a massive problem in the United States, but there are three possible solutions; educating the public through the education system; breaking down stereotypes; reaching out through social media. dedness of its citizens. The Southern states have been guilty of falsifying their history to better suit themselves.
People discourage this idea because they view Ebonics as an improper, incorrect form of Standard American English. However, the use of back and forth language from Ebonics to Standard American English is called Code switching (Flowers.) Code switching is defined as ‘the use of two or more linguistic varieties in the same conversation or interaction.’ Many assume if a student with an African American background is exposed to Ebonics in the classroom, they will start to use it permanently, creating an even bigger divide than what exists presently. However, Flowers believes that literacy must be examined within the framework of cultural practice, and language systems must be the underlying premise of cultural practice. Many have been known to code switch because using Black English with other blacks helps participants identify themselves with the African American culture while using Standard American English helps them to feel a part of American culture.
Tatum uses the theoretical perspective of both symbolic interaction and conflict theory in this book. The symbolic interaction in this book looks at the social interaction between racial identities, how we see ourselves and how others see us. Furthermore, it manifests itself in the stereotypes and prejudices that are perpetuated in our society; stereotypes help to reinforce negative images and ideals that we have about different races. An example in her book Dr. Tatum explains that one of her white male student once responded in his journal “is not my fault that blacks do not write books” (1445). The perpetuation of stereotypes allows prejudice ideas to become a self-fulfilling prophecy, basically we see and believe stereotypes about individual races and when one person or a small percentage of people in that race exhibits that behavior, it reinforces our stereotypes and
It is therefore important to educate the individuals in society on the importance of having respect for all its sectors, which will help in embracing a diverse and pluralistic society. An individual is not born with the knowledge of racial discrimination, as children they learn from their parents, the society’s ways of life and religion. This explains that ways in which an individual is socialized can make them have a negative attitude towards a particular race, Therefore it is important for institutions at different learning levels come up with diverse strategies that will aid in educating students on the bad effects of racism. Racism victims not only need to be protected and acknowledged but their quality of life also needs to be improved. These victims are mainly women, children, refugees, and migrants from other countries like the black Americans.
The United State 's Southern states are being accused of teaching historically inaccurate information in schools in order to erase the South 's previous mistakes made in history. These attempts at erasing the past can eventually lead to the further increase of ignorance of those influenced by Southern education, which will cause Southern resentment for the North. The South detaching from the North may result in an unbalanced America, and possibly lead to the return of the Confederate South. However, reversing the ignorance of the South and their desire to erase history will not be easy because each state has developed its own set of laws as to how it can teach the youth about history and other subjects. So, as a united country, the properly educated people of the North need to band together to solve this problem to avoid the repetition of the South 's mistakes.
There are various ways to deal with the racial dispute at classroom. Stereotypes play an important role in prejudice. The tendency to think about others in terms of their membership in various groups ar categories appears to be a key factor in the occurance and persistance of prejudicial behaviour. It is vital for a teacher to have a proper understanding and knowledge regarding the children and their behaviour in order to shape them as good citizens of the society. The main cause of racial discrimination towards a child in a classroom is may be due to the fact that the worlds of those children are distinct and they rarely intersect.
Throughout this course we have learned about many things, one in particular would be Racism. Throughout the course we have learned about many different types of racism along with examples of racism. Before I go into specific examples of racism that I have learn about in this class, I will first define and explain the differences between racism, prejudice or also known as bias, discrimination, race, and racist so there 's a clear understanding for why I picked the specific examples. The definition for racism that we learned in class would be an “Institutionalized system with disproportionate unjust outcomes for a particular race”. Prejudice or also known as bias was defined as “A negative feeling, opinion, or attitude toward a certain category