Segregation In The Film: A Tale Of Two Schools

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Segregation for all the existing different types of ethnicities has existed for many centuries. Segregation and discrimination is believed it has disappeared many years ago after the laws had changed from the Civil Rights Movement, as well as from Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech that was heard around the world; However, separation of people has not completely disappeared, instead today it has just evolved to a hidden societal economic problem. One of the most important factors that proves segregation has not completely disappeared are the educational barriers for predominant Black public schools. The first barrier or issue of the split school system for Black schools is the authority of teachers and administration is either defincient, defective,…show more content…
One part that plays a big part in segregation still existing today is endorsed in the film I mentioned early called “A Tale of Two Schools.” The film brought up a fact about the ethnicity percentage of the dominant White school that Owen attended with the demographics having 77% White and 8% Black, while David’s deprived Black school had a percentage of 80% Black and zero for White (“A Tale of Two Schools”). Even though this is still a split system, the laws have changed over time, especially during the Civil Rights Movement and it has some percent of Black students to join the White education system causing a change over time. Nonetheless, this minor improvement has helped the community be more diverse but segregation overall still exists. Another way segregation negatively impacted Black schools is when the United States Supreme Court decision with the Brown vs. Board of Education concluded “segregated schools were inherently unequal and therefore unlawful” (Palardy). The problem of segregation schools in society also not only impacted Black schools’ academic instruction and resources, but also had caused the schools’ Black students to possibly have “…negative social-emotional and behavior consequences” (Palardy). Another part that plays a role in racial and socioeconomic segregation is in a psychological study at Connecticut College experimenting fourth-grade children in three different school settings: integrated, Black and White (Dutton 41). The study was done by testing the students’ self-concept and racial identity, and the conclusion turned out to affect the minority, or Black students, the most out of all the groups (Dutton 41). Dutton also declares social problems like this study affect minority groups or children in the United States: “Many social problems…such as low self-esteem, delinquency,
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