Racism And The American School System Black Children Essay

1245 Words Feb 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Racism:the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior.

That is the definition of racism. Thousands of years of prejudice towards so many. From the enslavement of the Israelites to the enslavement of Africans. Then there was the Holocaust where millions died of unspeakably grotesque and undeserved deaths. To segregation which many gave their lives to end, so that the future generations wouldn’t have to go through the oppression and abuse that they faced in their everyday lives. After all of these events we still deal with the effects of racism. When will it stop. So that led me to the question...What can be done to eliminate or prevent racism? School systems: In the American school system black children are three times more likely to be suspended suspended than white children and make up forty percent of all school expulsions. Black juveniles also make up about sixty percent of children in juvy. The Department of Education also stated that more than two-thirds of children that were referred to the police were hispanic or black. So as you see from these statistics that oppression of colored children even exists in our school systems, schools which are supposed to provide an education and…

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