Racial Dynamics and Change in Term Paper

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.. And place these students disproportionately in low track, remedial programs."

This does not end here; those that belong to a race that makes up a small minority of the total strength of an education are easy targets for open mockery and detraction. Even though, this is a rare happening but when it does happen, it leaves a lifelong effect on the mind of the individual.

However, the educational system is not ignorant of these happenings, and many institutions, or certain teachers in an institution are trying to little by little wipe away a few differences through the wings of similar educational potentials and abilities. I have thrived myself because of this particular adopted environment.

When teachers or educational committees tend to point out the similarities between students of two different races on levels of intellect, ability or intuition, it is then that the barriers of racial discrimination are lifted a little. But needless to say, the barriers are never fully off.

Partly to blame for this is the staunch and stubborn view of the families or parents that feel that their children deserve to be treated to better facilities than the rest just because they are better-off or natives or not belonging to a certain race. Jeannie Oakes, Amy Stuart Wells, Susan Yonezawa and Karen Ray interpret this fact: "many parents of students in high-track classes exude a strong sense of entitlement... their children are entitled to 'more'... because they are more intelligent and talented than other students." Those that are belonging to a certain race are placed in the low-tracks irrespective of their academic record, as mentioned previously.

This unbending attitude towards the intelligence of students just because of their ethnic background is one the biggest problems that has to be solved before effective steps can be taken to reduce racism in the educational sphere. Even though educators are still trying to reduce this through various notions that prove a strong point of how the intelligence differs not due to races but due to the difference in one's chain of thoughts.

Even though racial discrimination exists, it does not conquer, which is one of the major reasons why we can see a change in the image and concept society had a century from now and how it has evolved form a stringent and intolerant attitude towards those belonging to different race to a more approving, understanding and accepting attitude of present times where steps are not only being taken to lessen it but efforts are being made to completely eradicating it from the educational, social and political spheres of a community and a nation.

Bibliography

Jeannie Oakes, Amy Stuart Wells, Susan Yonezawa and Karen Ray. Change Agentry and the Quest for equity: Lessons from detracking schools

Racial dynamics and change in educational organization

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Jeannie Oakes, Amy Stuart Wells, Susan Yonezawa and Karen Ray. Change Agentry and the Quest for equity: Lessons from detracking schools

Racial dynamics and change in educational organization

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