The Positive And Cultural Aspects Of Cultural Discrimination In Society

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Discrimination is present in society everywhere. Students with an IEP (Individualized Education Program) are considered to be not as intelligent as their peers. Today's generation is viewed as not attentive to school as the prior generation. Cultural barriers can be a result of how society views an individual. In this paper, I will talk about how education, race/ethnicity, and age has shaped me as a person. Students believe that they will not succeed due to their peers thinking otherwise. Having an IEP made me realize how society underestimates my abilities. “An IEP is an important legal document. It spells out your child’s learning needs, the services the school will provide and how progress will be measured” (Stanberry). I had to take different classes since the beginning of elementary school to improve my reading and writing skills. The classes that I have taken to improve these skills have impacted me in a positive and negative way. My twin sister, Nicole, did not have an IEP unlike me, which caused different learning abilities. Our mother would treat us differently and expected more from my sister rather than from me. One day my sister asked my mom, “ Why do you make a big deal if I get a bad grade on a test but for Natalie you just say study more for the next test?” My mom replied, “ It's because Natalie is slower than you so it takes her awhile to retain all of the information.” My mom was not as hard on me when it came to getting bad grades on a test because she

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