Many sociologists have linked labelling in school, especially by teachers, with the difference in achievements in terms of ethnicity. Negative stereotypes and labels may cause teacher to treat students from an ethnic minority differently, which could in turn, disadvantage them and ultimately, result in them underachieving. Studies from different sociologists back up and support this. Gillborn and Youdell (2000) found in their studies that teachers were more likely to discipline black students quicker than they would with their white counterparts, due to the fact that teachers held “racialised expectations”. They argued that they stereotyped and expected black students to present behaviour such as threatening and challenging authority, which leaves the student feeling underestimated and picked on.
U.S. 483, 491, 494–495 (1954) I chose Brown V. Board of Education. Facts: Multi similar cases joined into one under the name Brown before the United States Supreme Court on December 9, 1952. Children of black families sought aid in being able to attend the public schools of their community without segregation. In each case they had been denied entrance to the schools that were attended by white children. It is alleged that the segregation deprived the plaintiffs of equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment.
Unit 3: Racial and ethnic politics Key terms and concepts | Busing – the mandated movement of schoolchildren between racially homogeneous neighbourhoods, white suburbs and black inner cities, to create racially mixed schools in all neighbourhoods, | Quotes – a set-aside programme to benefit previously disadvantages minorities in such areas as higher education and employment. A certain percentage, quote, of places is reserved for people of the previously disadvantaged group. The supreme court found quotes unconstitutional in a number of decisions during the 1980’s and 1990’s. | Affirmative action – a programme that entails giving those members of a previously disadvantaged minority group a head start in such areas as higher education and employment. The term is often regarded as being synonymous with ‘positive discrimination’.
As educators, we are influential in the development and outcome , of bringing each individuals unique talents and knowledge forth, without bias. One of the most detrimental effects on education was segregation, and discrimination of innocent youth. As with people with disabilities, “colored” or blacks were looked down upon. As Sumner asserted ,”that segregation gave all blacks a “peculiar brand”, a clear and lasting “stigma” that deprives them of these helpful animating influences.... It widens their separation from the rest of the community and postpones the great day of reconciliation which is sure to come!” (pg 166).
In turn, it has caused a lowering of standards, which has had its greatest impact on minority students. Whether one adheres to Hirsch’s views or not, he drives at one of our nation’s greatest concerns: the inequity of achievement in education. We should move to embrace educators who make education relevant to students, while also maintaining high standards for them. He makes some valid points
Through several devices, Lee advances the idea that there are divisions nearly everywhere that one looks. Even within African-American Mission College, there is racial tension between the dark-skinned Jigaboos and the light-skinned wannabees. At face value, this is a way for Lee to create a discourse about Black/White conflict, while being able to construe the conflict as playful and immature at times. Although this standin value is important, it can perhaps be viewed more accurately as an indication that at nearly every level of society, there is a binary division that can be exploited. This is made clear during Dap’s visit to KFC.
The separating of black and white has caused many problems in society and these inequalities are still felt today. Rebellion, revolution, boycotting and even riots, have led to tensions between the two races. Additionally, desegregating schools led to a learning gap between black and white students. The Constitution states that no state can make the law that takes away the rights and privileges of citizens making them immune to it. Desegregation of public places should be allowed because it is inequitable to separate humans based on the color or pigmentation of their skin.
Desai’s article states that this colorblindness many of us believe in are intertwined with “three interconnected realities: 1) the majority of teachers are white, middle class, and female; 2) our student body is racially diverse and rapidly changing demographics point to an increase in students of color; and 3) students of color are more at risk of failing in our schools. This new reality suggests that art teacher education needs to directly address racial inequality” (p. 1). This statement reiterates to me that it is almost as if white teachers, myself included, try to overcompensate for any diversity they encounter within the classroom by going ‘out of the way’ to be extra friendly or accommodating to students of color. This in turn raises the issue of whether we are blinding ourselves to how we need to and are challenging all of our students based not
How desegregation impacted both white and black students and why the South was so resistant to it is the primary focus of this paper. Desegregation is defined by dictionary.com as “the elimination of laws, customs, or practices under which different races, groups, etc., are restricted to specific
Violence in Schools I chose Youth Violence in Schools as the topic for my post. I chose this particular topic because it is something that I have witnessed in the different schools my children have attended and wanted to know more of. I believe the majority of the time urban schools receive more negative publicity, based on the environment in which they are given. One day I would like to be able to assist these urban schools by volunteering and donating time to try and make things better for them. However, in this post I will focus and discuss the violence in these urban schools.