Fictional Yet Practical Case Study Of Racial Predispositions In Higher Education

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Fictional Yet Practical Case Study
It is vital to question how critical race scholars can empower people who do not have access to a higher education as a result of the systemic racial predispositions Blacks are placed in that scholars often discuss within CRT. Higher educational institutions are not readily available to a number of Black individuals who face harsher realities as a result of the racial biases set forth by institutions.

For instance, a 16 year old daughter of a Black Muslim (1) single mother who is on the brink of being convicted, (2) whose father has been sentenced to life for drug possession (3) who is forced to go to a school that does not have enough funding for credible teachers (4) who struggles to find beauty in her
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In an effort to clarify how systemic racism plays a large part in nearly every aspect of this young African American woman’s’ life, the summary of racial disparities below addresses how each struggle she is faced with is a result of institutionalized racism.
The term environmental racism, a movement aimed at representing low-income housing consisting mainly of minorities and people of color who are subject to health concerns due to toxic waste and harmful urban decay, was coined in 1990 (Weintraub,1997). In addition, Weintrab (1997) found that “Black children were four times more likely than White children to have elevated blood lead levels and seven times more likely to require medical examination for lead poisoning” (Weintraub,1997). Such neighborhoods also face hurdles in terms of housing laws. Patricia Allard discusses how the ‘One Strike Law’, a law that implemented strict no-exception eviction rules for tenants who
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As an American-Somali-Muslim woman, I find it increasingly difficult to settle with a specific identity that encapsulates who I am, who I appear to be, where I am from, and what I believe. I find myself hesitant to identify with one as I have experienced discrimination on all four platforms. Moreover, I have found refuge in the works of prominent black feminist scholars whose lives and experiences speak volumes and are informative of the collective struggle that all women of color face worldwide. In my research, I have found limited scholarly articles that encompass and acknowledge how women of color deal with identity, race, religion, gender, and their immigrant status. However, I am also aware that black feminism is not responsible for voicing the struggles of Muslim African-American women altogether and that it is incumbent upon female Muslim-scholars to strive for their own position in the discipline. It is essential that Black Muslim women refute the stereotypical nuances that depict them as silent and oppressed individuals by expressing struggles not only through rhetorical canons but also through pop culture, politics, and education. By doing so, we can work collectively to undo the pre-existing false assumptions about Muslims in society

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