Effects Of Racial Discrimination

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Register to read the introduction… Students are treated through racial, social, and/or educational acts based on their backgrounds. Children get treated based on what their home-life is like and that is not a fair way to judge a kid because they cannot help where they live or how they were raised. A study being done about “The Depressing Effects of Racial Discrimination” by Cornell News Service, really shows how judging people on their race truly hurts them and has a long lasting effect on that human. Discriminating among others of different races puts them in “depression” and makes them get into a “negative mood”. Humans already have to go through enough hardships in life, they do not need the extra burden of dealing with racist people telling them they do not belong here. Kids should be taught and given “equal educational opportunity no matter what their race, ethnic background, religion, sex, or whether they are rich or poor, citizen or non-citizen” (Right to an Equal Education 1). All human beings should be treated equally and kindly. Acts of racial discrimination include the failure to provide schooling and education for children. Opening up about “racial stereotyping,” especially to kids at an early age, makes children think racial discrimination is okay and the normal thing to do. Children pick up on “things their parents say” ( Sanders-Phillips, Ph.D, Kathy. “Social Inequality and Racial Discrimination”) or do; therefore, if a parent says something racist, the child could end up being racist at school to the other kids until he or she becomes old enough to realize it is not right. A lot of sports include racial classes among which sports contain the most whites, black, Asians, etc and which race better performs that sport compared to the other races. The racial gap in income has dropped slightly in the last twenty years. Nonwhite families earned about half of what white families earned in 1989. …show more content…
People from different ethnic backgrounds go through the trouble and stress of being stereotyped everywhere they go and everyone they encounter; either involving jobs or finding a house. Increased inequality plays a major role in keeping poverty rates higher today than would otherwise be the case. Poverty rates can either increase or decrease depending on rising income inequality, income growth, and changes in the educational levels, family structure, and prejudice terms. The United States has one of the most unequal income distributions in the developed world; “even after taxes and social-welfare policies are taken into account” (Drew Desilver). Income is one of the top ways people measure “economic inequality”. The United States is ranked tenth in income inequality compared to France and the U.K., but after adding the taxes, the United States had the second-highest level of inequality. Disparity around the world is growing in developing countries and many Americans agree with the quote that “today it’s really true that the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer” (Pew Research Surveys). The poor develop a mind set that they do not deserve any better than what they are accustomed to. For example, government assistance and not applying themselves in the real world. The rich on the other hand have greater expectations for themselves and their families. Their mindset is that of achievement and

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