Racial Gap In Education Essay

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Stefany Zelaya 12/6/12 Health 120 Racial Gap in Education and Mission Graduate’s Effort to Alleviate It The racial gap and low number of Latino students in higher education is a major issue that affects my community. The racial gap is not only present in graduation and dropout rates but it is also present in academic achievement. Many times students and parents are blamed for this phenomenon, but honestly, the real problem here is the inequality in education. It’s unbelievable and truly saddens me when I walk into some of my classes, and be the only student who comes from a Latino background. It’s an issue that has been prevalent for a very long time, but little has been done to help alleviate it. Why is a racial gap in education a negative thing in my community? Firstly, I believe everyone deserves a chance to a higher education regardless of race, culture and economic background. Education is a…show more content…
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