Black pupils felt that teachers underestimated them and picked on them. Gillborn and Youdell conclude that much of the conflict between white teachers and black pupils stems from racial stereotypes which the teachers hold rather than the pupil’s behaviour. Thus, it creates ethnic differences in education achievement as if the teachers do this then it makes the students less motivated to work which may be the reason why black ethnic minority groups might do worst in education. On the other hand, some sociologists would argue and say that the external factors are the important factors which cause ethnic differences in achievement. The Swann report (1985) found that some minorities
Due to the fact that the Negros are brainwashed by their oppressors, they believe their inferiority to the other races to be true. The oppressor starts the mis-education of the Negro in school. School is the most powerful factor that an oppressor has because he has full control over the Negros thoughts and believes. Every race would be brainwashed and manipulated if “The thought of the inferiority is drilled into [them] in almost every class [they] enter and in almost every book [they] study” (Woodson, 2). This is not an educated person; this is a person who is trained to fit society according to the oppressor’s standards.
Griffin Black Period 12 AP United States History School Segregation: Past and Present How does school segregation still exist in American schools today? What needs to be done to fix this problem? Despite efforts over the last 50 years to desegregate America's schools, minority students still suffer from the effects of racial segregation in thousands of schools nationwide. There is no doubt segregation still exists in American schools today. There is a lack of funding for public schools, the conditions inin predominately black/Hispanic schools is pitiabledeplorable, the teachers in many cases are have inept “too strong?” with minimum experience, and overall, there is an unwillingness to confront these issues.
The word “Nigger,” used for a member of any dark-skinned race of people and is often known for being offensive, is used over two hundred times in Huckleberry Finn. The word fuels and contributes to black people’s feelings of low self-esteem and to white people’s disrespect for them. In the classroom, while reading Huckleberry Finn, students do not want their differences highlighted to their fellow classmates. Huckleberry Finn accentuates their one difference that is always apparent, which is the color of their skin. People against the use of Huckleberry Finn in the schools believe black children are offended by the use of the word “nigger’ anywhere, no matter what the teacher uses to justify it.
Unlike Martin Luther, Malcolm X did not have the same type of intimate relationship with both parents. His mother soon became mentally unstable and his father died. With the knowledge he had received from his childhood and sitting in meetings with his father, Malcolm X has had an understanding of race and oppression different from other leaders. He quickly learned that because blacks had darker skin than whites, people would be oppressed. Blacks often would feel a sense of inferiority because whites didn’t teach them black history accurately.
Another study of eight schools in North Carolina confirmed that there was some social penalty for high achievement for both races, but in only one of the schools were there reports of a strong racial element to this stigmatization (Tyson, and Castellino 2005). It did appear that qualified black students sometimes avoided taking advanced placement classes, but that was due more to a concern with being socially isolated (as possibly the only black student in class), rather than a concern with being criticized by their black
However, a study done by Dr. Kenneth Clark showed that children were detrimentally affected by segregation and racism. Black children showed signs of suffering from self-rejection and a lack of self-esteem (Davis and Clark). White children were also found to be affected by segregation; they developed an unrealistic view of what society was really like (Davis and Clark). Both black and white children were exposed to conflicting societal views. Morally, they were taught that all men were equal and deserved to be treated justly.
In "It's not me it's you", Paul tells of how stereotypes affected various students. Throughout his studies Paul found students were so worried about the stereotype, rather it was living up to it or actually conforming it, they could perform badly on a test (20-21,38-40). These different studies show that "Prospect of social evaluation suppressed these students' intelligence"(Paul, 28). For example, black students performed on the same level as whites when
So why did the author choose to have an all white cast of characters. I think it’s because that we as a society have been trained to think that African American people are generally poor and can not afford things like a fancy boarding school for their children, so if the author had put in an African American student as one of the main characters, the story might not have flowed as well because of the stereotypical thoughts that are already instilled in us by current day pop
The black community treats Mr. Raymond’s mixed race children as outcasts even when they look just like the average black citizen. As Jem tells Scout and Dill, “They don’t belong anywhere. Colored folks won’t have ‘em because they are half white; white folks won’t have ‘em because they’re colored, so they are in-betweens, don’t belong anywhere.” (Lee, 161) The bottom line is that the good, bad, and ugly can be found in all racial groups, all age groups, and in both genders. People are people and the sooner we learned to see our faults and learn to deal with them the better off society will be. Harper Lee’s enduring themes still matter.