The Effect on Poverty on Access to Education

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Racism is defined according to the dictionary as a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others, a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination, hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. Although Racism is not as prevalent in the Americas, it is still there in many forms. Racism is not just a North American problem but it stretches across all the Americas and their territories. A major issue is Racism within the education system. Some people believe that there is no racism in education and that everyone in America has the same opportunity and chances to get a good education if they are determined and work hard. However, I think racism is still prevalent in our education system but I do not think it is done intentionally but it is a systemic byproduct. The cause for racism in the educational system goes deeper than just education but stems from socioeconomic problems. Racism is a factor that contributes to the lack of quality education and helps continue the cycle of poverty. Racism is a deep-seated issue going back many decades to the founding of America until now. While racism in America has never gone away, it has evolved. In the beginning, racism was very clear but it has gradually gotten subtle but still present. Racism in America during the colonial times and the beginning of the country the issue was slavery a mass incarceration of African and African Americans used to build the nation through work on the plantation picking “King Cotton” a very important good that helped sustain our country economicall... ... middle of paper ... ...014. Ripley, Amanda. "The New Smart Act." Time. 30 Sept.2013:33-34+.Print "Senior Class Profile." Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, 2013. Web. 05 Dec. 2013. Tan, Sandra. "Buffalo Graduation Rates Sank to 47 Percent in 2012 City Schools Erased Gains Made in 2011." Buffalo News, 17 June 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. Tushnet, Mark V. "Segregation." Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 7. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 301-304. U.S. History in Context. Web. 9 Mar. 2014. Jacob, Brian A. "The Future of Children, Princeton - Brookings: Providing Research and Analysis to Promote Effective Policies and Programs for Children." - The Future of Children -. Princeton Brookings, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2014. Wormser, Richard. "Brown V. Board of Education." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014.
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