African American Students Should Not Be Informed And Proud Of Their Heritage And Culture

711 Words Mar 1st, 2015 3 Pages
Most African American students are not motivated to stay in school due to their living conditions and family. “Black male high school students are twice as likely as their White peers to report that they did not go to school because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to or from school (Black Male Teens, 2013). African American males try to find a way out by rapping or becoming pro athletes. They feel that those are the only ways of getting out of the “hood”. The problem that rises from the situation is that African American students are not motivated to participate in school or even to take an interest, which in turn will cause them to be unproductive citizens. In order to solve this problem curriculum should be implemented to help African American students to be informed and proud of their heritage and culture. There are advantages and disadvantages to curriculum centered on black male students, but the good outweighs the bad and it will be beneficial for students. When it comes to the treatment of African Americans, it gets complicated because in this day and time African Americans are still being criticized for their actions. According to W.E.B DuBois in “The Souls of Black Folk,” he states, “After the Egyptian and Indian, the Greek and Roman, the Teuton and Mongolian, the Negro is a sort of seventh son…” (2004). By being the odd man out things are not centered on African Americans unless it is a crisis, which most are blamed because in the eyes of the superior…

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