Racism In Schools Essay

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Racism in Schools

Some people seem to think racism in schools died out a long time ago. This statement couldn't be more wrong. Racism in the learning environment is more evident than ever, and it needs to be stopped because it affects the way students learn and their success. There are many stories and incidents where discrimination has occurred and the effects they have had on students. Take the art teacher from Chicago for example. During class one day, some students spilled paint on the teacher's jacket. She became very angry and said,

"…all Mexicans are criminals, and you were born to scrub floors"

The teacher was rightfully fired from her job. It was decided by the Board of Education in Chicago that all the teachers will need to undergo "sensitivity training". They don't need to learn how to be sensitive, what teachers need to know is to accept everyone as equal. There can be no discrimination in schools because is disrupts the learning environment. There are many stories and accounts of racism in schools against African Americans. They range from the little things such as telling the black boy to throw out his gum but let the white boy chew it, to moving all the black kids to the back of the class. There is one story about a
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Alison Moore, a black teacher in London, was attacked and knocked unconscious by three white students while leaving her school last year. There is always going to prejudice people present in schools, but there are ways to work around it to help benefit the education of the students. Racism deeply affects the way students learn and how they will see themselves for the rest of their lives. A student's teacher is one of the most important adult figures in one's life, and if there are problems in that relationship then there will be problems forever, and no child needs that in their

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