The African American Culture

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Growing up in a perdonmintally white community the African American culture was not seen very often. The things that I had always heard growing up were "blacks" were lazy, violent, very athletic and forbidden to date. In fifth grade I became best friends with a girl that was African American and it allowed me to see a glimpse into the African American culture. The opinions of others were no longer true and I seen a culture that was rich in family history, work ethic, athletic ability and a love for Jesus. African Americans are marginalizled in many ways. In a survey of white Americans they said that 34% believed "most blacks" were lazy and 52% believed that "most blacks" were agreesive and violent.(Brown 2005:41) Are these sterotypes …show more content…
We have heard about the African American culture through the history of slavery and segreagation, but I wanted a closer look at what makes African American culture so unique. Importance of family is their main focus and their desire for a good education is prority. If education is so important why is it that African Americans statistically score lower than whites at all levels. There are 70% of al African American students that enroll in four year college drop out. As I sit in meetings and discuess why a certain sub population fails in subjects in school I realize how segregated we still are. We are creating sub populations categories in school which allows whites to still feel …show more content…
Parents believe that getting an education is their childrens way to success. They know that they must get an education in oder to have a chance at being successful in society. Many understand the importance but do not insist on geting further education. I spoke with a African American father of two college aged sons. I asked him if he made it a requirement for his sons to attend college? Charles stated, "No, if they choose college he will support them but if they go straight to the workforce he don 't blame them either." He also spoke about how he feels wether you have and education or not you will not be able to climb the career ladder like whites. The job avaliablity to African Americans are

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