There are so many characteristics of a racist white teacher but I will only cover a few. They are mispronouncing names on a daily basis and not caring that they do. Some teachers do not take the time to learn their students’ names when school begins, and they rarely apologize when they mispronounce the names. They already have a perceived racial assumption about Black students. They believe that all students can and should learn the same way, however, Blacks students tend to be right brain or visual learners (Kunjufu, 77). They cannot sit through a 50-minute lesson plan like White students. White parents train their children to be obedient, whereas Black parents let their children continuously be active, though Black parents are still in control because they discipline their children. Racist teachers lack the knowledge about the Black mother tongue; they continuously correct ...
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...ge populations of high-needs students with insufficient resources. Over the past decade, many federal policies have pushed out teachers and principals at those so-called “failing” schools or closed them down. When teachers of color are placed in well-off schools with a substantial amount of white teachers, teachers of color would leave because they would feel isolated or stereotyped.
In conclusion, there are many white teachers in the teaching force, but are all of them really racist. Some white teachers just do not realize that what they do makes them seem like a racist. I believe that all white people are not born racist, but are taught to treat people of color different than themselves. If you are going to be a teacher, then you need to have an open mind when it comes to teaching because you are bound to have a student of color in at least one (1) of your classes.
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