There are a lot of arguments that defend the use of affirmative action and advocate its effect on college campuses. Supporters of affirmative action believe that no matter what we do minorities will always be at a disadvantaged and affirmative action is the only way to close the racial gap. Supporters believe that minorities could never be given a fair chance at attending college unless affirmative action is adopted into the school acceptance program. Supporters
Juggling school and finding a source of income is a prominent issue amongst undergraduates, and it is one of the main reasons that excessive amounts of undergraduates are dropping out of community college. Of course, anything adding to the dropout rate is a serious issue and should be solved appropriately and quickly. Politicians and other important leaders in the United States of America are implementing laws and bills that will benefit undergraduates who are striving to pay for their education. Tugend writes, “Bills are pending in congressional committees to carry out President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal to make community colleges free to responsible high school graduates.” These bills will drastically help college students who cannot afford to pay for their education. I believe rewarding optimal behavior of undergraduates will not only assist them in paying for college, but I also believe it will make them want to continue to perform well.
He thinks there should be a distribution requirement for the students coming into the universities. It would be foolish to give students that kind of freedom. They don’t have enough knowledge to make the best decisions. I totally agree on his standpoint. As an Example I think Rutgers makes every student take the core curriculum which gives the students a broader range of varities to learn about different things in the world.
Universities are one of the main places that have fallen victim to the pressure that was put on them to make everyone look equal, they are under pressure to make sure they do not come off as racially biased. Therefore, when you think about the acceptance rate of universities you can see that it is more likely for non-white people to get into the school, because they have to make sure they live up to those standards. So even now, you can see that we are still being impacted by the ideology of social
With the help of my Village, I was able to gain acceptance into one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, known as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Coming from Stone Mountain, black and brown students struggled with obtaining a high school diploma, let alone an undergraduate degree. By remaining diligent and persistent throughout my academic career, I was able to regain the power and matriculate in a system that was not meant for African-Americans to thrive. Attending UCLA is substantial for me because now, I have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty within my family that would have been prevalent if I had remained in Stone Mountain. Many of my friends back in Georgia are either dead or in jail.
Civil Rights and advancing of racial equality has been a major issue for many, many years and seems to still be today. There are periods of time when the intensity is at a low and periods of time when it seems to be very volatile. Sound our focus be on economic opportunities, as outlined by Booker T. Washington, or for addressing the disfranchisement of African Americans that Charles W. Chesnutt described. A broad educational background, permitting vocational adaptability and flexibility, seems more imperative but then one could argue that you cannot obtain that education without the representation and protection of our civil rights. Can a great education change things.
Furthermore, proponents will argue that college athletic programs spend tons of money on state-of-the-art resources to help athlete-students to meet their graduation requirements (NCAA n.p.). I am in agreement with proponents regarding athlete-students receiving a free education and tons of free academic support and other resources. However, college athletes with too many academic challenges are enrolled in colleges by way of relaxed admission and academic standards are still faced with the difficulty of surviving the rigors of college. Unfortunately, for these athletes, the mainstream media saturate the internet with negative headlines about African-American male athletes every day: “Weak Graduation Rates for Black Male College Athletes” or “Report Reveals Dismal Graduation Rates for Black Male College Athletes”. In my opinion, it sends the wrong message to young children in African-American
Black Students Demand the UC System Stop Supporting Private Prisons Everybody knows one of the major pathways to prison is poor education. Those who have a lack of education are exponentially more likely to end up in prison than those who are highly educated. This is even more true is you are an uneducated black male. For years, the government, media, even Hollywood has been calling for an increase in educational programs aimed at helping black youth get out of poverty and into college in order to break the cycle of poverty. Apparently, several University of California universities have been playing for both teams.
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.
This diversity leads to competing attitudes, beliefs, and ideas. College students are impressionable and young adults. College is a time for students to break free from their parents and define what values and ideals they believe to be true. The knowledge that will be gained from this research will help to either modify the way teachers express their biases in the classroom or modify how students allow their teachers’ biases to impact their perspective of the overall
He believed we shouldn 't fight about the Jim Crow laws keep our focus on more important things education. In later years, W.E.B DuBois who once agreed with some of the strides Washington is making, will eventually turn against him for working with white men for the betterment of black people. He stood fast to blacks having equal rights by working and getting a good education. His strong arm to get widespread education to all would be called the Tuskegee Machine. In 1909 DuBois would become the co-founder of the NAACP (National Association of the Advancement of Colored People).
According to Charles Murray, author of “Are Too Many People Going to College?”, the majority of college students think that the reason they should go to college is because of the social norm of getting a BA will automatically provide them with a high paying job. The reason why Murray doesn’t think college is for everyone is because students may not be able to handle college or may not be ready. Murray questions, “Should all of those who do have the academic ability to absorb a college-level liberal education get one? It depends”( Murray 238). I agree with Murray that it depends on what the person is capable of doing.