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Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together?

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Have you ever walked into a school that was rich and had students that were low income there or vice versa? You just have to stop and think about education and how your status of income, your race/ethnicity, and the gender you are will have an impact in how you learn and move on into understanding the ways of other ideas not just education. Now that 's what professional authors state as a fact. For example, you have Jonathan Kozol in “Still Separate, Still Unequal” state the differences between the white and the poor. Now you also Beverly Daniel Tatum where in “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” he describes how african american kids are seen differently so there treated differently. If we go into gender we have Deborah Tannen in “How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently” where gender matters because you will have slight defects on how you learn.
In the beginning of Kozol’s writing he argues that segregation is an issue in our education system this does not lower but open it even wider the gap between the whites and black. “In Chicago, by the academic year 2002-2003, 87 percent of public-school enrollment was black or Hispanic; less than 10 percent of children in the schools were white. In Washington, D.C., 94 percent of children were black or Hispanic; less than 5 percent were white.” (Kozol). By this he shows us what the real issue is and that segregation could of been a main issue the united states but unfortunately it is still
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