Gloria Anzaldúa Analysis

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Social in Justice within Education Many people believe that education is the key to success that can utter them to have a better life. However, without education, how can anyone be successful? Thus, this isn’t about whose guarantee to be success, but to who’s that can be improved the change of oneself in the educational system. In, “From Inquiry to Academic Writing,” many authors such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Jonathan Kozol, and Beverley David Tatum discuss various different issues about dealing with segregation in education, and what needs to be addressed and changed. Gloria Anzaldúa was a prolific writer coediting with Cherríe Moraga and was a sixth-generation Tejana. In her essay, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” Anzaldúa argues that American education makes it hard for one person to understand their own cultural identity while adapting to American culture as well. She claims that the education system is focused around only American English language and pushes out other cultures. Students from other cultures can’t even speak their own language and have to stick with speaking in English. Anzaldúa argues that this can lead to linguistic terrorism which is when a person feels uncomfortable about his or her own culture and feel awkward talking in their native tongue. Anzaldúa states that the more students try to succeed in…show more content…
In his essay, “From Still Separate, Still Unequal”, Kozol expresses his belief that the educational system has segregation issues and is in need of having changes. Kozol speaks of how the American educational system has been trying to diversify the student body in public schools for decades. They have even built several new schools in mostly white neighborhoods, hoping that the close proximity of the school would encourage white parents to send their children to those schools. Instead, when parents see that mostly African Americans and Hispanics attend these schools, they pull
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