"Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental...."

 

     The writer of this article uses lots of statistics to help defend his point that racism and differences in cultural backgrounds affect how a child learns. He shows how different races and cultures have been getting different learning environments that are getting worse. He says that we are not providing the children of the new majorities with ," a fairness of a start which will equip them with such an array of facts and such an attitude toward truth that they can a real chance to judge what the world is and what its greater minds have thought it might be." He also shows how most urban areas do not get as much attention as they need to, and that they fall behind when it comes to giving as good of a learning experience as they need. The writer is very adamant about his studies and his beliefs, making his article very compelling.