Introduction The theme of the research is to discover why there is such a vast educational gap between minority and Caucasian students. Many American are unaware that such an educational gap actually exists among today’s students. This article informs us of alarming statics, such as of African American students representing a majority of the special education population, despite only making up roughly 40% of the student population. It also breaks down key events that contributed to the poor education that minority children are currently receiving. For example, in the past, it was illegal to educate African Americans and when it became legal to blacks were treated as second class students.
In conclusion, African American children face unwanted obstacles that prevent them from getting the equal education opportunities that they deserve. These children face problems everyday regarding crime, poverty and the school system not providing the right supplies for them to become effective members of their communities. When these children grow up in the high-poverty areas, they are already being set up as a failure. The time for equal education opportunities may not come due to the lack of funding, poverty levels and the way they are looked at through societies eyes. It is up to the black community to fix what they need to succeed.
However, if they passed the reading test, they were threatened death. Also, they had to pay a special tax to vote, which many African Americans could not afford. This obstacle caused Blacks to not have a voice in the USA’s political decisions. Furthermore, they were left with the worst jobs in town and had the poorest schools because of segregation (The Change in Attitudes…). In the southern states, compared to White schooling education, the Blacks received one-third of school funding.
Even do the wealth gap has closed over the modern years black families still have to work more to maintain that closed gap to that of their white counterparts. But this does not apply to all black families, the disadvantage is even more so when black families cannot afford the same advantages when they have to work twice as many hours to maintain their families but this pushes more into not having or being able to afford child care. This leads to kids that really do not have that parental guidance they need, which further leads to higher high school dropouts, teen pregnancy and gang
But most of the white population fought to keep schools separated. The parents didn’t want their kids to have to go to school with black kids. Kids in school during the 1960’s weren’t treated by how smart or how kind and caring they were but by the color of their skin. Most white kids thought that they were better than the black kids and resented them. They hated the black kids without reason other than skin color.
The problem with this was that the schools were nowhere near equal. African-Americans had very poor school facilities and materials, so they were not getting the same education as the white children, which continued the superiority of the white race. African-Americans looking to attend college also faced ... ... middle of paper ... ...one example of how African-Americans were forced to live in big cities and how the North wasn’t as promising as it was supposed to be. Many African-Americans migrated North in hope of a better life than the South had to offer. They dreamed of better jobs, higher wages, better living conditions, and a life of less hatred.
Some examples of places that were segregated were schools, buses, jobs, etc. Black children did not receive a quality education like white children did. The schools were segregated so that black children were sent to a lower class school while the white children went to a nicer, upper class school. Since their education was better than the black children 's education, they had an easier time in society after school because they were taught in a good learning environment while black students had a harder time in society since their instruction was poor. Many of those students were seen as inferior to society(Walters).
Many white children were pulled out of public schools for a better education and more opportunity at private institutions. Since a majority of the students left, it was difficult for white people to want to fund a school that taught a majority of African American students. Economically, African Americans were probably worse off after the Civil Rights Movement because sharecropping had ended and the individuals still remained vulnerable to economic pressure. The Civil Rights Movement provided a way for African Americans to feel empowered to stand up against white supremacy. However, the movement was not successful in achieving full freedom it had fought long and hard to gain.
Introduction Racial discrimination is a real problem in American schools where African American students are segregated and their rights violated in many ways. Racial discrimination is especially advanced in public schools where majority of the students are colored. In these institutions, the government has failed to offer credible support thus subjecting them to serious problems making the learning process close to impossible (Blank et al, p.108). The departments of justice and education have admitted that serious problems are experienced by school going children in most of the American schools. Positive policies on discipline are being put into measure as a way of reducing the cases of racial discrimination as it affects learning of students negatively and eventually leads to failure of the students.
African Americans usually never even made it to a high school level of education and if they were able to get there the school did not even have the right resources to teach them what they needed to learn. There was no African American child recorded for attending an university. People everywhere felt they whites were superior and would be best suited for a high school of university level of teaching. Another Impact of the segregation of schools is how it affected the children.” Education of negroes was almost non-existence and practically all of the race was illiterate.”(Brown vs Board Of education,6). The se... ... middle of paper ... ... to a an area that would charge blacks extra money to live there.