Institutional Racism In Education

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Admittedly, Lindsey’s experience was the product of something much more than internal changes. Educators not only need to make internal but systematic changes as well in order to improve the educational express for African American students. If we improve the quality of education for minorities’ teachers experience can be emphasized. Institutional Structures To improve the quality of life, for African American children, and future generations in the 21st century issues must be addressed and new practices not only empirically but also programmatically. Institutional racism is the practice of racism through institutional policies and structures. Often instructional racism is unintentional or goes without acknowledgment. As educators, if…show more content…
Jeff Nesbit article, “Institutional Racism Is Our Way of Life,” (2015) he argues institutional racism is existent within the…show more content…
They are less likely than White students to participate in extracurricular activities, such as the marching band, the debate club, or other school-related activities. The nature and the quality of their classroom experiences differ from those of other cultures (. African American students tend to have higher dropout rates in comparison to their counterparts from other racial and ethnic groups. As a result, Black males are more likely to be behind bars than to have a job (Tierney, 2013). Black children represent 60% of juveniles in prison and 40% of k-12 population but 2/3 suspended (Nesbit, 2015). This achievement gap is a result of inherent historical factors in the social structure of the public school system and justice system. These systems put African American students on a track of academic failure and leave them at a disadvantage to living meaningful lives. African American students aren’t receiving the proper education as a result are unprepared for college and getting a job. In addition, supporting institutional racism structures that continue to support the marginalization of African Americans well into adulthood. In order to tackle structural racism Lindsey will have to embark on institutional restructure to support her black students and providing them the equable and sufficient
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