Residential Segregation: A Sociological Analysis

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Even though schools have been legally integrated for several decades, educational segregation still exist; it is a direct result of residential segregation and it keeps minorities at a disadvantage in this country while ensuring the dominance of the white race. One’s residence dictates the school they attend, and this school determines the eduction one will receive, and the education they receive will shape their future. Educational segregation ensure that the dominant group will remain dominant in our society. The goal of this paper is to analyze from a sociological perspective educational and residential segregation and to look at the controversy it causes in American society. The problem that emerges in our society due to residential segregation…show more content…
Speaking out and challenging the racism that come with educational and residential segregation is also in our society; we live in a world where not all people accept what they believe is wrong and are willing to find a solution to the problem. Promoting integration was done in various ways, it was done in music and in media and in the way people live their lives. Stevie wonder and Paul McCartney sung the song “Ebony and Ivory” that song was one of many that spoke on how we can and should all be together. One of the verse say,“We all know that people are the same wherever you go. Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony” They used music in a positive way to get a positive message out there that we can be together. There is an article in the New York Times titled “What Would It Take to Integrate Our Schools?” This article highlight the how the city of New york had passed School Diversity Accountability Act; it will require the city’s Department of Education to release detailed data annually on school demographics to promote diverse school citywide. The city of New York also has an idea called ‘controlled choice’ which states that where you live does not dictated what school you attended, that way all the low income students are not suffering academically and they can learn among people who are unlike them. Another article in the NY Times titled The Secret to School Integration , they give the facts the directly oppose the racist status quo on segregation. The…show more content…
The problem of residential and educational segregation lives in the term segregation; is it the physical separation of two groups often opposed on a subordinate group by the dominant group.Segregation implements the mentality that one group is better than the other. The entire designs of segregation is to keep us apart from each other. The separating of a group of people and the labeling one group as subordinate and the other as dominant leads us on a path that is hard to come back from.We have moved from de jure segregation;segregation that existed because of local laws that mandated the segregation, to de facto segregation ;segregation that existed because of the voluntary associations and neighborhoods, we took what was a law and made it a way of life and that is the
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