Although some people might say racism doesn't exist anymore due to less or abolished segregation within the schools. Racism also exists in modern day by unequal payment or either weren’t chosen for the job even though they applied due to their certain skin color. According to The Guardian “ This found that unemployment among black, Asian and minority ethnic people was nearly double that of
Working class kind of synonym of poorness. They have usually only a high school diploma. Usually working-class children taught to esteem obedience rather than innovativeness and leadership. Other minus is, schools with low incomes usually are overcrowded and have lack of resources, and they cannot get to a private school. When they get to school, they see that there are fourty students, while the classroom designed for twenty.
Color discrimination has been around for many years. During the slavery times, lighter skin slaves would be in the house while the darker slaves would be outside. I am not saying it is 100 percent true, but that is what my parents and their parents and so on told them. I blame society for the racism within a race. Society has made African Americans dislike each other because of the color of their skin.
Unit One Essay Two landmark cases, one called “Plessy versus Ferguson” the other, “Brown versus Board of Education” changed the world. Around the 1850s, black people were treated as minorities and did not have the same rights as the whites. They had to go to separate schools and sit in different sections on busses or trains. Both cases were taken to the United States Supreme Court and was decided by the nine justices. Having this segregation caused fights, disagreements, and more cases brought into court because if race, but it was the start of a new world.
“ I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see Why Democracy means Everyone but me “(Hughes’’. Langston Hughes eloquently uses contradictions to express racial inequality in The United States of America. Democracy, a word that suggests inclusiveness, but not practiced during Langston Hughes’s time. This inequality is what drove Hughes mastery of words. Langston Hughes was one of the millions of Black American who faced systemic injustice simply because of their skin color.
There is no longer the manifestation of white superiority over other races in visible segregation in public places; thus, people are often unaware of the racism present in the 21st century. However, being unconscious of a problem does not make this problem disappear. As racial inequalities were changing through time, ways in which racism manifests itself nowadays are different. It used to be overt but now people have to deal with its covert version. Despite of the civil rights movement and years of initiatives to change disparaging views on racial minorities, including affirmative action, racism is still present in all spheres of life and has a negative impact on African Americans, especially their mental and physical health.
Minorities are typically at a disadvantage when taking a standardized test, because they are already at a racial, cultural, and socioeconomic disadvantage prior to the test. The resulting disparity in test scores is known as the test score gap. It can occur between men and women, the elderly and the young, whites and Asians and so on and so forth. The most notable of these, however, is the gap between whites and blacks; it is known as the black-white test score gap. Christopher Jencks, editor of the book The Black-White Test Score Gap, said, “The average black student scores below 70 to 80 percent of the white students of the same age” (The Test Score Gap).
“Single-sex education, common in the United States until the 19th century, when it fell into deep disfavor except in private or parochial schools, is on the rise again in public schools as educators seek ways to improve academic performance, especially among the poor.”( Rich, Motoko - New York Times) “The majority of single-sex schools are private or independent, which means parents are paying fees to educate their children, because they believe single-sex schools provide an academic advantage co-ed schools don’t. (Tasovac, Brooke - Child)” This shows that the poor people aren’t getting a good enough education because they don’t have the money for the single-sex
The first influence on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird are the Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow laws were horrible demeaning laws to keep african americans lower than whites. The laws were designed to keep the white class higher and superior to blacks in all areas of work, education and society in general, the jim crow laws were a racial caste system that was mostly in use in the south. ( what was Jim 1) “ Jim crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws, it was a way of life.” (Pilgrim 1). “Beginning in the late 1870s, Southern state lawmakers passed laws that required Whites and Blacks to attend separate schools and to sit in different areas on public transportation.” (“Jim Crow Laws” 1).
An example of the laws is there were “laws that required Whites and Blacks to attend separate schools and to sit in different areas on public transportation. The laws extended to parks, cemeteries, theaters, and restaurants” (“Jim Crow Laws” 1). One thing I find particularly disturbing is that even in death (cemeteries), people of color were still not equal to whites. The absurd extent of the Jim Crow laws makes it hard to understand why they were put in place, but there was some, if very little, reason behind it. People thought these laws were needed because it was necessary to keep things in order.