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“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite”( Mandela 1995). Today, racism limits students success by lowering self-esteem, causing depression, creating a divide among students, causing judgements, creating conflict, and making students feel unsafe. As of today's society racism has a totally different meaning to things, as in students having low self- esteem. Low self-esteem makes others limit their opinions and values on themselves. Nobody ever wants to think about how they treat others and how they make them feel, all they …show more content…

Students who are depressed it's hard for them to corporate in school let alone activities outside of school. People shouldn't let racism go on in schools because people don't know their background or where they come from and school could be their only escape for them, but when students want to shame one another for race then it will cause someone to get depressed. Author Ama Mazama said “This may come as a surprise since, for many, we live in an age of alleged color of blindness and post racialism, characterized by the declining significance of race and racism” ( Mazama 2015) . This quote helps us understand that racism is still a big part in schools, because people are pulling their children out and home schooling them so they don't have to be a part of the negativity, and the causes that come with it like depression and low self-esteem. Parents shouldn't have to pull their children out of school because they are dealing with kids who think they are better because of their race. Everybody should realize that this world is made up of different races and color and that everybody isn't that same and isn't going to act the same. We also need to realize that making others feel depressed will cause self harm, because their peers think that there race or color have to have a meaning to fit in. If we all worked together on bettering each other …show more content…

Nowadays students should be able to feel comfortable around their peers in school without being judged for their race and color. We need to learn that, no matter what school we go to, there is going to be different races and colors and that we are all not going to be the same. We sit here and blame students for the conflicts and how they make other students feel unsafe by judging them by their race and color, but when really we are growing up our parents are the ones who are teaching us who we need to become as a person. Our society shows a perfect example on how judging someone by race or color can make them have low self-esteem, cause depression, cause conflict within schools, limit students success, and most of all make them feel unsafe where they should feel welcomed no matter what race they are. Coming together as one so that we can make our students feel safe in schools, and so that students don't have to feel different about themselves, and unsafe because of someone who is ignorant about another race or color as them, is what we all should be trying to

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