Racial Boundaries May Be Fading

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Lee and Bean argue that in the U.S today while “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). Lee and Bean argue that in our current society, it is no longer a white and non white racial structure, it’s argued now that our society is forming a new color line that is “less rigid for Latinos and Asians than blacks” (Lee Jennifer, Frank D Bean, Beyond Black and White). This new color line that is being created focuses less on racial background and more on integration, and skin color, the new structure is everyone else in society with only African Americans still being strongly excluded. 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, stronger levels of assimilation into white society, and therefore greater integration into white culture. With these benefits come better job opportunities, social mobility, and most importantly access to better education. However since the color line still disadvantages African Americans I tried to create a policy to combat educational inequality among the color line and hopefully break down these barriers. My policy would raise taxes and create more funding for schools that are located in segregated African American neighborhoods, “37% of African Americans students attend a school that is almost entirely black”
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