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Quarter 4, Week 4, May 19-23
This article written by Beverly Daniel Tatum talks about BROWN V. BOARD and how many years ago this court case eliminated racial segregation in schools and now the schools want to RE-SEGREGATE. There are people who think that schools are more segregated today than they were in the 1980's, and they believe it is due to the patters that have continued such as residential segregation. People think that as school begin to segregate again "white" kids will have less contact with "colored" kids. and their only contact with a "colored" kid will be virtual, such as pictures and they know that it will not be good pictures which will shape the attitude of kids in the future to believe that "colored" kids are bad or different than we are, Which I do not believe is true under any circumstances. To works around this people think that the "white" kids should be taught in school the social justice issues such a prejudice and racism in hopes that, that will make them think a little more about the STEREOTYPES that they will be exposed to in life. They think learning this will help the kids know how to grow up in a hugely diverse world.
I can relate to thing personally because I attend a strongly diverse school and I honestly hope that we DON'T re-segregate because I don't think that I would be the person I am today if I did not grow up around all these different ethnicity's. Some of my best friends are a different race than I am and that has not harmed me in any way.
I can also relate this to my AP government class because I remember talking about this court case in class and how it was such a huge success. I also read about how the "white" kids were back then before schools were segregated and they were just mean! they had all those stereotypes of what a "colored" person was stuck inside their heads and wouldn't change their minds. Now even if they do re-segregate the schools in the future, the kids will have parents who went to segregated school talking to them about how being with colored kids is not a bad thing and we will not be filling their heads with lie about them. Because we are all the same no matter what our skin color is.