Racial Understanding. The main goal of critical mass in U-M is to bring more ethnic backgrounds in greater numbers into their school; The University hopes that this will make minorities feel more comfortable with their peers as well as help broaden student perspectives. By creating a critical mass, the U-M hopes to break down stereotypes within their school. As stated in the “Grutter V. Bollinger” case, the goal of admitting minority students is “...diminishing the force of such stereotypes is both a crucial part of the Law School’s mission, and one that it cannot accomplish with only token numbers of minority students”(O’Connor). With a larger amount of minority students attending the college, they would not be seen as different to their peers
This is part of the model minority stereotype. While society often puts the pressure on minority students the pressure can be put on from within the family as well. When Razia felt she was not meeting the expectation she went to work at Pioneer Spirit and the reader can see how well that worked out. In the book Desi Land Teen Culture, Class and Success in Silicon Valley by Shalini Shankar the effects of the model minority on the students who are not in the top ten percent of their classes are addressed. Shankar writes “for Asian American students, the model minority stereotype implies that high academic achievement and excellent conduct are foregone conclusions.” By assuming that academic success is a guarantee and not something that needs the be worked hard for in order to achieve, it can be really damaging for either said of the spectrum.
He supports his argument with data that suggest that minorities are not performing as well as whites because some colleges lower their standards in order to accept more minorities. Implying that this only discourages minorities and puts them in situations where they can not reach their full potential. Both arguments make very good points, yet they seem to miss the big picture, which is that the benefits of affirmative action outweigh the downsides
Grade inflation is something that people are starting to become more and more worried about throughout student college and their academics within America. Grade inflation is calming that students are receiving higher grades for simpler work or lesser of quality that students are submitting. Basically meaning a B+ in todays colleges would equal a C back when my parents came to college. in the 1980’s. Even though I personally do believe that grade inflation is a real thing within our colleges depending on the institution, I personally do not think it is a major issue or we should be concerned how it effects our businesses and master programs once these students graduate.
The fear is that without this policy, diversity will not always happen if left up to chance. It is true that schools and other organizations have discriminated against women and people of other race. This problem created an unfair advantage for males of the superior race. Supporters also charge that without affirmative action African Americans would have a more difficult process of being admitted into prestigious and predominately white universities (Hopkins, 2010). Affirmative Action allows minorities to reflect different areas of study and work that otherwise would have never been considered.
First, the lack of Asian American participation in hookup culture cannot be entirely attributed to cultural differences. Although many respondents reported coming from conservative upbringings, most did not feel that this upbringing prevented them from hooking up. Second, nearly all respondents reported instances of sexualized racism as they engaged with hookup culture at Vanderbilt. For females, this often took the form of feeling eroticized or tokenized. In contrast, males reported feeling undesired and emasculated relative to their white peers.
In New York City the percentage of colored special education students is 67%. There wouldn’t be this problem if there wasn’t tracking in the first place. A few reasons there shouldn’t be tracking is that lower tracked students might not learn a lot. Also because some students could get misplaced class wise. Finally because in the separation of students that there is, it tends to show racism.
The melting pot theory of assimilation encourages immigrants to be a functional part of the whole society and to share similarities with the rest of people in the country (McDonald & Balgopal, 1998). However, melting into American society is not that easy for foreign immigrants especially Asian immigrants as we known. One reason is that some parts of the melting pot theory are not practiced. Because of the different skin color, ethnicity, or home language, plenty of Asian Americans have been racially discriminated. It is problematic to say share similarities with others.
We ultimately decided that we could utilize Hip-hop music and culture to forge a common and critical discourse that was centered upon the lives of the students, yet transcended the racial divide and allowed us to tap into students’ lives in ways that promoted academic literacy and critical consciousness. Despite the success of these English teachers at a high school in northern California, and other accounts most people , mostly administrators and teachers are unwilling to incorporate hip hop in their classrooms. This could be because some people still don’t approve of hip hop music. Incorporating hip hop would mean that they would have to listen to hip hop music to understand it and correctly incorporate it in their classrooms. Furthermore, I wouldn’t go as far to say that hip hop influences the dropout rate at all.
In the past segregation of schools was a major issue for educational equality. Today there is still an issue with equal educational opportunities in addition to the issue of standardized testing. More than likely in the future there will still be an issue with standardized testing as well as minority students not being able to attend colleges because of college loan problems. Another effect is high unemployment due to minorities not being able to get a college education because most jobs now are requiring education beyond high school. One thing that is being done today is that some schools are placing less emphasis on the SAT as a requirement for admission.
Although there is evidence to support that Affirmative Action is beneficial to the college and its student body, it should not exists in admissions because it limits the number of qualified non-minority students admitted. College admissions are more competitive than ever, with a record
• I believe the testing and validation of the data was done correctly. I would have looked for other variables to test for stressors. As stated the data seems to show that African-Americans at HBCU struggle with campus climate more so that ethnic-related stressors. • 8. What are the threats to validity?
In the epitome of education, racial segregation is still a major factor in the world today. In today’s society when you hear the word racism, what comes to mind? In the wake of recent events at the University of Columbia – Mizzou, we find that racism is alive and well. You would think in the 20th century, we would have come further along in the way of racial issues and be more tolerable of others regardless of their race. This does not seem to be the case and the question is: Why during this day and age do we as a nation have to deal with or tolerate the negative impacts of racism that infiltrates the core of everything that this nation was built on.
45 percent of the people said that they believe that the programs have gone too far, and should be ended because they unfairly discriminate against whites. A equal 45 percent said that they believe affirmative action programs are still needed today. This case may impact the greater community in many ways. It may make more students aware of affirmative action and help them maintain their rights. Abigail Fisher opened they eyes of many when it comes to applying for colleges.