When you hear about illegal immigrants what race do you picture? That’s implicit bias that 's making you picture them. Your past experiences and the environments condition you to think like this. While it might seem elementary to say that everyone knows that not just black kids go to detention and get suspended,well tell that to a kid who grows up in an environment where that’s what is believed. Whether it’s parents and their past experiences or the actual teachers, they have a direct impact on the kids in their house/class.
The public school to prison pipeline was examined in the literature review through zero-tolerance policies and the effects it has played on graduation rates. Zero-tolerance policies have dramatically increased students being recommended to the court system according to the literature review. The literature review has shown a need for school districts to examine zero-tolerance policies and the negative effects that it has caused on students. Fran Silverman (2005) discusses students being punished under zero-tolerance and says, “The students were disciplined under their school’s zero tolerance policy and some advocates are saying these codes of conduct have become so strict that schools are turning into criminal justice systems, or worse, jailhouses” (pg. 54).
Economic segregation in schools has impacted many working class students in a very negative way. These students don’t get equal opportunities as those students attending elite schools. Authors Toni Cade Bambara and Jonathon Kozol have written vivid examples on how working class students have been impacted by segregation in school. Working class schools
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 argument that this scenario makes people too uncomfortable in schools is the very reason why it should continue being taught. Those who are uneasy seeing this racism so clearly are the same people who need to be exposed to it so explicitly. To conclude, the negative consequences of racism exposed to people in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee should continue being taught in schools to educate students on racial issues still prevalent
Special Needs Paper Social Needs Description of the School to Prison Pipeline Unfair punishments and policies in a school setting ultimately disenfranchise minority youth of their civil rights and liberties. In the case of the “school to prison pipeline”, minority youths’ right to an education is being violated, creating a social need for developing healthy and fair discipline procedures (Porter, 2015). This social need can be addressed by properly assessing minority youth who display unacceptable behavior. Instead of using extreme punishment, such as expulsion and out of school suspensions to deflect inappropriate behavior, other methods can be set in place such as counseling sessions or after school programs geared towards encouraging appropriate behavior. The social injustice of the “school to prison pipeline” violates the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, particularly as it relates to the core value of social justice (National Association of Social Workers, 2008).
I believe "Weedflower" is a great story for children to analyze bullying and racism from another point of view. Today, students may perceive bullying and racism started not too long ago, or that it only happens to the "nerdy" kids at school. Bullying and racism is an ancient dilemma that has affected many people of different ages and cultures. Sumiko's story, although fictional, is based on real events of how the American Japanese were treated during and after the Pearl Harbor attack. It focuses on a teenager that suffered and struggled at the hands of many racist people.
Reading Reflection Paper #1 The intersection of race, family, war torn experience and cultural diversity have played a crucial role in shaping many Hmong Americans and their acculturation to American society. With the racial tension that has long grouped Hmong students as part of the American model minority stereotypes, this has hampered Hmong students’ success in K-12 schools, and it is long overdue for academic discourse in order to propel Hmong students’ educational success into new heights. It is no longer acceptable for school district to accept the model minority stereotypes and ignore the fact that Hmong students has long struggled and underserved in public schools. Her and Louise Buley-Meissner (2012) articulated the complexity
Should students have the rights to be protected against unreasonable searches? As part of a system students, primarily students of color, have been targeted for searches during school, an institution teenagers are required to take. As a result of compulsory schooling, there has been an increase of incarceration of students of color due to practices implemented by schools. Practices such as the zero tolerance policy disproportionately affect students of color. Zero tolerance describes a strict and uncompromising form of administration that penalizes any forms of offenses.
These stereotypes can potentially have a crucial effect on Asian American students’ socialization in the school system and cause them to be alienated. Students who are repeatedly rejected by peers are more susceptible to depression, loneliness, and stress ("Model Minority Stereotype", 2016). Along with the myth of “model minority”, Asian Americans also face marginalization in race relations when asked are yellow people Black or white. Okihiro says “Implicit within the question is a construct of American society that defines race relations as bipolar-between black and white- and that locates Asians somewhere along the divide between black and white” (Okihiro, 2016). This construct is shows the “history of Asians evolution from minority to majority status, or “from hardship and discrimination to become a model of self-respect and achievement in today’s America “ (Okihiro, 2016).