Essay on Ethnic Groups And Multicultural Education

1873 Words May 27th, 2016 null Page
We all have our voice, and we have learned to utilize it since the day we were born, but in the past, certain ethnic groups voice was silenced due to the color of their skin. I try to imagine a world where I was told, because of the color of my skin, I could not go to college or have my own beliefs because they are wrong. The discouraging truth of this is that our past is plagued with this, and even today some people are still forced to face this treatment. In this module, we viewed the treatment of different ethnic groups and how the groups used their identity to resist deculturalization. Dr. Jupp defined group identity as a group’s race, class, gender, and other differences.
These groups had many people fighting for their voice to be heard, and to be viewed as equals instead of being looked at as inferior. The minority groups fought for multicultural education that would teach the white children, and everyone else, about the struggles the different races went through to reach this point. Many people disagreed due to the fact that learning these harsh truths “will change the student’s view of the world” (Spring, 2013, p. 131). Many were also uncomfortable because teaching this history would highlight “the violation of these principles by federal and state government”(Spring, 2013, p. 132).
W.E.B Du Bois is one man that often spoke against the injustice of America. He wrote about the passing of his first born, and how he was relieved because then his son would not be…

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