Still Separate Still Unequal Rhetorical Analysis

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Education Reality in America

“All systems of the society are meant to serve the mind, not the mind to serve the systems,” by Abhijit Naskar. The Rhetorical situation in the essay “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid” by Jonathan Kozol happens to be the differences in school systems by ethnicity rates. It is interpreted by the speaker that minority races are shown by the government they are not equally important because they have a lack of funding, old school buildings, and only are introduced to the races they see every day unlike the white schools who are introduced to various ethnic groups. The readers would refer to the speaker as passionate about the government making an effort to fix the school …show more content…

The assumptions when first seeing the essay would be that the essay was boring and the assumptions are not fair. The strengths of this argument was the speaker found a lot of evidence to support all of his reasons and the common ground of this essay is that the government still finds a way to hold race against people and the segregation needs to stop. The writer makes very good concessions on how the issue can be resolved like when he told what the making schools equal would do “The achievement gap between black and white children, which narrowed for three decades up until the late years of the 1980s—the period in which school segregation steadily decreased.” This was saying that if we made this change that finally black and whites would be on the same academic scale. In part of the essay he called out the media which shows a refutation that they failed to understand that being positive is merely temporary. Followed by several counter arguments to why minority students have false gains when it comes to education. In his essay, Jonathan Kozol most important feature of style discourse would be length and style, because it showed that his paper had thought and quality. It gave specific evidence that helped him ultimately achieve his purpose of writing this essay. Without the length, it would have looked as though the speaker was not fully educated about his research however, Kozol could have narrowed down his argument instead of being all over the

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