Not only do they struggle with isolated schools separated from wealthier and better equipped White schools, but they must endure with their inadequate facilities and their lack of solid educators and school administrators. Also, due to the segregated nature of their schools, Latinos must meet much hostility when it is time they enter the workforce, as attributed to white student’s equal amount of segregation from Latino students. Another obstacle they have to deal with that is absolutely vital to the amount of success they achieve in tier life is their lack of bilingual programs being taught in this e segregated schools, due to the lack of bilingual educators. Due to the lack of communication occurring between white school systems and Latino schools, students are losing much potential cultural capital that they stand to gain wit the great amount of diversity occurring between these two groups. Though the solution to these problems is implementing assimilation into both White schools and Latinos schools through effective bilingual programs.
5 Brown v. Board of Education There were many arguments both for and against school segregation. One was the claim that educational decisions were to be left to the state and local courts, and not to be decided by the Supreme Court. Another was that students should be taught where they are most comfortable learning. It was thought that white children were more comfortable learning with white children and the same goes for African-American children. Also, students must be given and equal learning environment, not the same school.
Colored people feel as if they are not able to succeed like whites can. There are pros and cons about tracking, some people may say that tracking shapes your academic confidence if you’re gifted, but in my opinion, tracking is ineffective because if someone is not as smart as others, they will be put in low tracking classes. This makes those students who are not as smart as the rest feel like they are not good enough or do not fit in. I have friends who can relate because they were put into special education classes growing up and they would compare themselves to others. They were basically in the low tracking classes while others who did better in their academics were in the high tracking classes.
In middle school, one time, I overheard a conversation between caucasian and colored students, both of whom were coordinating a school project together, but the caucasian students dominated the project and refused to listen to the advice from students of color. The colored students called the white students “bigoted”, but the white students preferred “individualistic”. The positive connotation of ‘individualistic’, which enhanced the reputation of the white students more than the negative connotation of ‘bigoted’, which actually endangered reputations of colored students. The suggestion of ‘individualistic’ by white students to replace ‘bigoted, which was offered by colored students, contributes to the inferiority of colored ideas as opposed to white ideas and annihilates the self-esteem of black students, whilst boosting the ego of white students. Despite different connotations, both words refer to an intolerance of new ideas by white students.
3) Elementary school teacher, Diane Holtam, explains how the racist myth that all Asians are good at math can affect Asian students in a harmful way. Teachers tend to help Asian students less at math because they assume they are excellent at math and can get their education on their own without any help. This may not be the case. We need to start realizing this, and treating the students as individuals, because they are their own person. Lyness, Arcy.
One of the most significant contributions to segregation in schools is housing. English Language Learners, who are often Latina/o, are increasingly residentially isolated in urban and, increasingly, suburban neighborhoods. As Gandara and Contreras (2009) observed, Housing segregation has particularly onerous effects on Latina/o students learning English. When they lack appropriate language models and people to interact with in English, their knowledge of academic English is delayed. This lack of opportunity when students residing in linguistically isolated neighborhoods is tremendous when they attend schools isolated by race/ethnicity, poverty, and language as
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.
However, use of the racial quotas are unjust, steers reverse discrimination, and give unfair advantages to minorities. Preferential treatment was formed to put an end to bias against minority groups, but instead they do the exact opposite. The underprivileged students are being automatically admitted into schools based on their racial background. Young scholars are being turned down not because of their amazing academics, but because they don’t meet that school’s racial quota. This is unfair to those students that have worked hard to get the grades they have.
Poor housing is mainly take up by a high number of African Americans, this is caused from low income which leads to poverty, shelters cannot be permanent and a number of poor houses, apartments do not meet some of the crucial needs for families. Unemployment and low wage jobs are home to a fraction of the African American population. Low income for medium to large families make it hard to maintain a suitable lifestyle, low household income will lead to poor housing and segregated education which includes low funding to meet educational requirements. Now after you have read this article you may ask yourself, well this explained it but what can we do about it? Well right now some simple and easy things you can do right from your chair could be donating to shelters like red cross and others, donating to schools that you know have low funding rates, if you live in a highly populated city you might see some people without a home and give twenty dollars or so to them to help them live.
It was not until I read “Still Separate Still Not Equal” by Kozol, that I was made me aware of this. Kozol spoke of the reasons why schools are still legally segregated in the form of fundings, and quality of education given to minorities versus white students that is partly due to the society as a whole being unaware of this. In the article Kozol talks about how the students' that he met in different states in these minorities filled schools were well aware they was being treated unfairly by their school system. These students were also aware of the fact that there are other schools where their students the opposite. Overcrowded schools, poor school meals, and lack of clean and working restrooms was part of the complaints he heard from students in urban schools.