This essay seeks to examine modern day manifestations of both racism and classism within a school setting. As investigation has shown, racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic discrimination may lead to negative mental health effects. This is alarming as such discrimination continues to linger among school systems ranging from elementary aged students all the way to college aged students. This essay also evaluates several methods of diminishing racial injustices outlined by various authors. It is in the hands of our current school administrators, teachers, and lastly students, to enact real change in hopes of achieving true racial equality.
Spanking Makes a Parent Wrong, Not a Misbehaved Child Despite being commonly practiced throughout society, spanking remains a highly controversial topic. Spanking is analogous to abuse in nature- it involves inflicting pain (usually by hand) onto the rear of a child in response to socially unacceptable behavior. A 2013 study conducted by The Harris Poll revealed horrifying statistics that eighty-one percent of Americans believe it is “sometimes appropriate” to spank their children (Corso) in order to establish discipline. Although this is believed by many parents to promote good behavior, it in fact does the opposite. Parents should not have the right to spank their children because it is not an effective method of changing behavior, it is
Recently, the events in Charlottesville, spurred by confusion and hate have the nation pointing fingers, when in contrast we should be uniting as fellow Americans. Megan Boehnke, a writer for USA TODAY tackles the task of purposing adults and teachers that it is vital for children to be informed not only about the events at Charlottesville, but the national unrest of racial bias as well. She describes how children may not understand the events, but they notice that adults around them are discussing these topics, are acting differently. Instead of leaving children blind of what is happening, one should try to inform children of all ages. One may begin the conversation by asking students what they know and what they have heard.
The topic of zero tolerance rings a bell in the political world when it comes to racial injustice. Research shows that black students are 2.6 times as likely to be suspended as White students (Teske). This social injustice for students of color does not get any easier with zero tolerance polices. If anything, zero tolerance causes more racial discrimination and injustice. Along with the social injustice for the targeted group, there is also the social and political concern for the connection of zero tolerance and the rising number of adolescents in the Criminal Justice System, juvenile detention centers or even jail.
The impact of children trafficking on the Children and their Communities presented “ It is very common that a majority of them quit schooling to work for their family’s survival.” This statement goes for older children. Obviously, the child wanted to support his or her family, but only found a job which he or she most likely did not know what it was about. “ Girls trafficked into prostitution are very unlikely to be provided with enough time and encouraging atmosphere to go to school, to study, or to develop other skills necessary for a career change,” said the Impact of children trafficking on the Children and their Communities. Because the girls do not have enough support or time they will most likely not want to study. The Impact of children trafficking on the Children and their communities stated: “ The only thing they learned as a life skill was the way to survive, and that was not their dreams.” Girls and boys should have a good education.
Many of the school officials "enforce" the dress code policy a bit harsher to the female students than the male students, and that has caused a problem for both the students and parents. There has been twitter hashtags created, lawsuits, and influences that have made parents want to transfer their child to another school but none of those actions worked. Some parents would become more frustrated with principals and
Sexist dress codes, shaming young girls for our country’s high teen pregnancy rate, sexual harassment, domestic violence are just a few ways how women are treated unjustly in our society. Dress Codes Dress codes in school systems are one of the largest one-sided and unjust issues in today’s society. Maureen Downey explains how “schools waste a lot of time enforcing dress codes, most of which focus on preventing young girls from distracting young boys” (2014. para 1). It is beyond unfair that girls are forbidden from wearing certain clothing articles to ensure that the immature boys next to them focus on their work instead of
Rape culture in the education environment and the workplace needs to stop. To start with, it is important to mention that every day, girls are being sent home by schools due to what they are wearing, therefore hindering their education. Schools are sexualizing female students’ bodies as if they are there to distract male students while in fact, “the standards that high schools, middle schools, and even elementary schools impose on girls— and rarely on boys — have gotten pretty out of hand.” Says Suzannah Weis, in the article: 5 Ways School Dress Codes Reinforce Rape Culture, Because Women Aren 't A "Distraction". These rules are teaching kids that if a woman doesn’t dress a certain way, they are asking for attention. According to them, it’s not the boys’ fault if they give unwanted attention.
This is where the Equality Acts comes in, to help prevent these young parents being discriminated against. Like Melissa from the case study, people felt that she would not be able to complete school, so they therefore kicked her out. This usually has a negative effect towards individuals, as they start to feel that they are no good for
The school to prison pipeline model suggests that public institutions are failing to meet the requirements of these kids. The model also suggests, “these deficiencies increase students’ disengagement and the likelihood of their dropping out and later becoming involved with the courts” (Kim, 2010). Kim’s studies confirm my views that when you cannot provide a child with the necessary resources, they become stressed and their self-esteem may drop, potentially leading to delinquency. In addition, when you suspend a kid from school they are only missing out on crucial learning time which will only add to their stress and allow them more time to commit illegal