Do You Come From A Rich Tapestry? Essay

733 Words Sep 23rd, 2016 3 Pages
Do you come from a rich tapestry? “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all of the threads of that tapestry are equal in value no matter their color” (Angelou). My parents were very open with me about race and culture mainly because they are an interracial couple. They believed that I should be educated in the home before experiencing potentially untoward comments about race on the school playground. Sadly, just like many youths, the playground or classroom is where many children get their education on race. When I started the 6th grade, the start of middle school, I realized that many students were not raised the same as me, and I learned that these students were not interculturally competent. The students that were not educated about race and culture early during their youth lacked an understanding about racial diversity and more often than not didn’t view each beautiful race as equal. This essay will address the lack of racial education in the home across the nation by my own personal experiences. Consequently, the lack of racial education in many homes has made the United States a nation where certain threads of the tapestry are not viewed as equal in color.

During my elementary school years, I realized that many students weren’t taught that society consists of people from different cultural…

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