Ethnicity And Ethnicity

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Color doesn’t define character, but ethnicity. Ethnicity doesn’t define religion, and religion doesn’t define character. A concept is not understood, even in a country of immigrants. The world has become conjoined but concurrently separate. With ethnic cliques and racism as active as ever due to recent events, it seems that anybody who isn’t of the same color, can’t be of the same social standard. Cultures, people, and geography interest me more than a textbook with some words and pictures ever will.
In Union High School, there are 863 students walking through the halls. There is one similarity that sticks out - 96.5% of the student body is caucasian per dese.mo.gov. The rest of the school is made up by a handful of African Americans,
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A way to learn about where these people come from, because languages all revert back to one location, one place, one people, all spread across the world and changing over time. Language originated from north east Africa and across the fertile crescent, and since then has evolved all across the world to adapt to the people. Language correlates to the people as different ethnic groups migrated. Language helps paint the picture for who you are and your culture, where you come from. Just listening to a different language, you can pick up on so much more than reading from a textbook.
Just German and Spanish classes for a highschool don’t seem sufficient. What about classes on just language? Class(es) about the world languages and people can be the tip of the iceberg for breaking a social boundary against cultural diversity. Spanish is the most common language across the world, so why not introduce a class about Algonquin or Arabic and the people that speak it? Although learning the world 's most common language is important, we should celebrate language as a whole and not just the tongue of popular
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So many people are against opening up and learning about another society. Different people merging can lead to the end of racism. “No doubt students will need to learn how to interact in a diverse environment,” writes Jean Snell, clinical professor of teacher education at the University of Maryland. Kids today will be the work force for our economy by the time the spread between majority and minority races collapses, by the year 2021, the demographic gap between ethnic percentage will close as minorities make a climb towards the majority race. Logistically speaking then, we should prepare students now for what the world will exhibit in the near future. A future where color does not define character.
Color doesn’t define character, but ethnicity. Ethnicity doesn’t define religion, and religion doesn’t define character. A concept that is not understood, even in a country of immigrants. Cultural diversity is still a controversy that many people don’t find significant enough to bring into schools. By creating courses about cultural studies, we as a school can open up students minds to more than just what they encounter through the hallways. Kids today shouldn’t be apart of a world where culture categorized, but recognized as a valuable source of ideas, learning, and

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