Educational Issue Essay

1022 Words Nov 29th, 2012 5 Pages
“I just don't understand! Why you have to be so simple? Answer me Elizabeth. “Why would you sit there and pee on yourself?” and you think I am going to clean that mess up, well you thought wrong.” “Roselda, go sit down! I told you before you are not going to get a treat, you don't ever do your homework, so you can just sit there amongst the rest of your “friends” until you act like you want to be in this class.” You can give the cupcakes to all the students, but none of those Mexicans expect Jose, he is the only one who does what he is suppose to do in class, all the rest just work my nerves.” Quoted above, are three verbatim statements from a teacher stated to her Hispanic students in her first grade classroom. The last statement …show more content…
Racism is a word that’s conditioned. Racism has existed for centuries. Racism can be traced back through the generations, as even going back to biblical times. (Ephesians 4:32) declares, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Racists may not deserve your forgiveness, but we deserved God’s forgiveness far less. Those who practice racism, prejudice, and discrimination need to repent. “Present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God” (Romans 6:13) In an Elementary/Middle/High inner-city school,it is not just the condescension and violence exhibited toward minorities that must be taken into account when looking at incidents of racism. Restrictions on minorities' opportunity to succeed are often racially determined. For example, Asian-Americans incur resentment for academic excellence and "overachieving." If racism is explicit at the street level of society, it is often implicit and equally entrenched at the highest levels. (Beswick, 2006) I hate to admit now, once doing this paper, I once have been bias towards Hispanics in my classroom without even knowing. I stated to another teacher: “Well, I have thirteen Spanish speaking students, how do you expect me to have high reading scores for Voyager? Administration is always worried about test scores, but we are
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