The Role Of Racism In Schools

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Racism by definition is the act in which certain racial groups believe themselves to be inferior or superior to another race or races. The future of racism lies within the children, since they are in fact the future of the world. They have the potential to strengthen our community’s views on racism for the better. It is important that their generation is taught the significance of equality amongst individuals of different colored skin. Throughout the history of America there has been severe desegregation forcing our society to encounter several protests, campaigns, and movements to try and stop racism once and for all. Though, it is hard to say if these techniques have improved or worsened the lives of the victims because it reestablishes that …show more content…
As stated in “Racial Desegregation” by Loretta Meeks, Wendell Meeks, and Claudia Warren, desegregation was granted though “the avenues of escape for White parents from enrolling their children in largely minority and poor schools have been identified as choice options” (page 90). The objective of education is being replaced with “wants” instead of “needs”. Going to school means learning new material and exploring the mind 's abilities, not deciding who the students befriend. It is quite alarming how strong of an influence the parents of young people and students have on their …show more content…
Which goes to show that children aren 't born knowing what racism is, it is instead something that is taught. When the young students were presented with an image of two children playing on the swings and one of the two individuals was drawn on the floor, while the other plays normally, the African American children had a much more innocent mindset than those of the white. To further explain, the white students assumed that the child on the floor was pushed off by the African American child. On the other hand, the African American students came to the conclusion that there were friends who were because one of the children got hurt. In most videos, the white children explain that their parents wouldn’t like them hanging out with colored people because they are not the same colored skin tone, automatically making the children fear their parents reaction. Whereas, the parents of African American children don’t enforce those types of thoughts. In my perspective, I believe that those who struggle with racism are the most humble ones when they are conforted with it. For instance, those who struggle with money, know the value of a dollar better than those who hardly work for it. Racism is not different. African Americans are raised to face the world through a different lens and become more tolerable of

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