Racial Boundaries : Lee And Bean, Beyond Black And White

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Lee and Bean argue that in the U.S today “racial boundaries may be fading, they are not disappearing at the same pace for all groups” (Lee Jennifer, Frank D Bean, Beyond Black and White). They argue that in our current society it is no longer a white and non white racial structure; they argue that now our society is forming a color line that is “less rigid for Latinos and Asians than blacks” (Lee Jennifer, Frank D Bean, Beyond Black and White). Non black minorities such as Asians and Latinos are starting to become more “white” and gain greater benefits in society because of their higher rates of intermarriage with whites, and therefore greater integration into white culture. With these benefits come better job opportunities, social mobility, and most importantly access to better education. So I created a policy that would raise taxes and create more funding for schools that have been segregated into mainly African American neighborhoods, “37% of African Americans students attend a school that is almost entirely black” (Schaefer 2010, Lambert Lecture). These schools are often underfunded with inadequate teachers that give African American students no real opportunities for upward social mobility through education that whites latinos and asians may receive. However if these schools are better funded and can provide African American students with an education that is at least equal to that of which the average white student receives in their early through high school levels

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