Essay about Education: The Key To Success In Life

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“It is doubtful that any child can reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education.” This was announced by the U.S. Supreme Court on May 17, 1954 (Thompson, 170). It would stand to reason that to live up to this decree, the child’s way of thinking, and quite possibly life, changes in the process of gaining said education. This is especially true of a black student attending a predominantly white school. I believe that the effect of black students gaining an equal education as their white counterparts improved their lives in many ways. The minority student is coming from a school that was more than likely a substandard facility that provided students with out-dated textbooks and little, if any, …show more content…
Each person’s behavior and the way they relate to others, both in public and private, demonstrates the customs by which they were raised. Religion plays a central role in the life of Black Americans. It is a constant characterization that gives life meaning and sustains survival efforts within the community. The Black Church gave an outlet for a number of talented blacks to express themselves and develop self-respect and pride (Thompson, 124). These developments were critical in preparing a person for the experiences they have after leaving the ghettos. For example, once a young black person enters into the mostly white school, they come to understand that there are really no differences between each other’s own religious practices. There is also the possibility that blacks may come into contact with other Americans, such as Jewish immigrants, who have been going through similar struggles to become respected citizens of the United States. With this knowledge each individual has the opportunity to see that the hatred during the time not only comes down to race but also involves any group of people who is not the majority. This is an eye-opener for anyone who lives in their own little pocket community that does not have the ability to view how the rest of the country is treated.
Monetary wealth is a major component of the fight for equality. “The concentration of male Negro employment at the lowest end of the
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