Prejudice And Discrimination In The Classroom

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Teachers have always been an important role in society. They educate and cultivate some of what later become the greatest minds in history. However, it is not uncommon that teachers may allow their own, often erroneous attitudes to affect how high or low they may mark a student; this bias can be due to race/ethnicity, religion, or political views, just to name a few potential reasons as to why a teacher may be unfair in their grading. Is this what makes you proud to be a teacher – that the colour of your skin, what you believe in, and what you think of your country could be the difference between a pass and a fail?
Race is one of the most prevalent causes of prejudice, most unfortunately, and it is discrimination like this we should fight to
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The teacher will request they write a persuasive essay or something like that, using literary techniques to enforce their argument. Almost always, the teacher allows the student to choose whether they are “for” or “against” a certain point – but a select few will go so far to deduct marks if the student does not agree with the teacher in that aspect. A little-known illustration of this point is in recent times, a teacher told their class to write an essay, focusing particularly on controversial issues such as racism, xenophobia, and discrimination in general. The vast majority of the class wrote that such atrocities were becoming far less commonplace in modern times, and that attitudes on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and religion had become steadily more relaxed since the 1900s. However, the teacher refuted this statement, claiming that racism, xenophobia, and discrimination were still at large, even in first-world countries, and going so far as to deducting marks from essays that dared disagree with her personal views, and failing quite a few students. Upon reading this, this may not seem as outrageous as the bias against black students and the hatred

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