The university’s mascot was an Indian “Chief”, and this study examined the student’s views on the mascot. Color-blind racial ideology refers to a set of beliefs that minimize, distort, and/or ignore the existence of race and institutional racism. These beliefs contradict the empirical evidence indicating that racism is still thriving in the United States as is apparent in a variety of social inequalities based on race. Examples of social inequalities are the overrepresentation of color among the poor, jobless, under or uninsured, and imprisoned populations and the underrepresentation of people of color among the wealthy and financially secure population. Racism also persists on college campuses across the country.
In 40 U.S. states the head coach of the basketball or football program is the highest paid public official(Edelman). Over the past 20 years, there has been a major increase in the popularity of college athletes. From 1989 to 2004 there was a 27% increase in ticket revenue(Brown)... ... middle of paper ... ...hedules the athletes had, they are still considered just a student. The NCAA cannot continue to allow these schools to work the athletes as much as they do without giving the athletes what they deserve. This is a horrible oppressive system that must be fixed.
Inequality in America I believe that there is too much wealth and income inequality in the United States today. The upper classes have most of the power in the nation and use their influence and wealth to convert the United States income into benefiting their well being and financial stability. In the last fifteen years, the income of the upper classes has risen while the income of the lower classes has generally lowered, further showing the inequality that exists in our nation. It is usually difficult for the lower classes to achieve financial success because a high income job requires good education which the lower classes lacks because they cannot afford it. In the United States there are four social classes : the upper class, the middle class, the working class, and the lower class.
But other countries like Australia, England, Ireland and Germany run their colleges and universities just like a high school. Every person goes to the same college and it’s paid for through their government taxes. A college education is no longer an option, but it’s vital. The competition of getting a decent job is increasing and it’s almost impossible to find a high paying job without a bachelor's degree, which means more money goes to the already rich universities. It’s going to take a long tim... ... middle of paper ... ...college or have dropped out of college who are doing better than people who have their master’s degree.
But as many people claim, the key to success is a hard work, so what if hard working people aren't the ones that have excellent grades or aren't the ones that graduated from university with a master degree? We all know a person who's name is Bill Gates, don't we? He was a student at Harvard university but after sometime he decided to drop out. Nevertheless, it didn't stop him to become one of the richest people on earth, so may we say he was smart? Should the examinations test our smartness or its better to account on real life situations?
Racial Bias in College Admission Racial preference has indisputably favored Caucasian males in society. Recently this dynamic has been debated in all aspects of life, including college admission. Racial bias has intruded on the students’ rights to being treated fairly. Admitting students on merit puts the best individuals into the professional environment. A university’s unprejudiced attitude towards race in applicants eliminates biases, empowers universities to harness the full potential of students’ intellect, and gives students an equal chance at admission.
Race is an aspect of dominant culture as it is a prejudgment of people’s classes and social standards by the assessment of their skin color. In “The Theme for English B” the author of the poem talks about dominant culture in a school setting from a colored student’s point of view. The colored student feels that separation of the school is a sign of dominant culture: “I went to school there, then Durham, then here to this college on the hill above Harlem. I am the only colored student in my class” (Hughes). The student feels isolated from the group because of h... ... middle of paper ... ...rson to be more than can be imagined and this leads to acceptance and equality in cultures.
The Schott Foundation has been proactive over the years by evaluating the success of national, state and local public systems in educating Black males (The Schott Foundation Report, 2010). One of ... ... middle of paper ... ...alient factors that foster academic success for academically unprepared Black males at a Black college. The Journal of College Student Retention, 10(4), 465-482. Scales, P. C., Foster, K. C., Mannes, M., Horst, M. A., Pinto, K. C., & Rutherford, A. (2005).
Racism in Our Society For years there has been a separation amongst the races in which some whites felt superior to minorities. Growing up one has always taught from the jump, just what racial profiling is and who it is mostly categorized with. Being a child, one could never imagine how soon reality would set in. In the case of African-Americans during the Civil Rights Era, the most common opinion of them was that they were less than human. "The Recoloring of Campus Life," by Shelby Steele analyzes these theories and gives real life experiences of what he had endured growing up and what this generation of college students is dealing with.
While individual racism produces problematic and often dramatic displays, the more subtle demonstrations of cultural and institutional racism are also seen in schools. Individual racism is when White individuals treat members of other racial groups differently because the White individual believes the person or the group to whom the person belongs is intell... ... middle of paper ... ...7966a2c9%40sessionmgr113 Nieto, S., & Bode, P. (2008). Affirming diversity: The sociopolitical context of multicultural education (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education. Tenenbaum, H. R., & Ruck, M. D. (2007, May).