Racial segregation in public schools
Case study: The term racial segregation creates a distinction between one group of people from another, this is normally based on the skin color, facial features and the hair texture, it normally vary depending on the culture, and social economic factors that lead on the decision by teachers and students in choosing who is to succeed and who is to fail in the school performance of the students, we find that this segregation in schools has led to unequal disciplining system among other factors in schools.
Effects of Racial Segregation Teachers in many schools are said to be practicing discipline on students depending on the race, gender and socio-economic factors, though many people including teachers, argue that the discipline and policy practices in schools are balanced and objective, there are still main causes that lead to an increase in the number of students of color being send out of school, there are various causes of racial inequality in discipline implementation in many public schools this include:
Cultural Insensitivity And Misunderstanding; this has been said, to be the major factor leading to crisis in discipline systems both in students, and the teaching members of the school and in which it has been predicted that this case will lead to the distinction between racial and ethnic groups among students.
Due to the growing urban population in cities, many suburban schools are growing thus increasing the racial and language differences on contrary the number of teachers decreases due to color and social differences in which we find many school administrators employ teachers depending on the number of the color students, this has probably led to a cultural variance through which a number of teachers lack knowledge with the cultural values, and belief systems of the students.
Therefore due to lack of the teachers’ familiarity with the students’ cultural perspectives the teacher is not able to understand the behavior of a particular student. Socio-Economic Factors; this normally experienced in many schools creating differences among the members in the learning institution; whereby for example in a situation where we find a teacher living in a middle social class that has a uniform way of living and a lower income student living in an economically troubled society this differences between the teacher and the student is said to complicate the relationship between the two group.
Lack of Academic and Social Support; this is normally linked with the case of the students resistance, whereby research finds that most students claim to be disruptive because they do not receive adequate support in doing their school assignments or in developing skills in their self management which leads to a low academic competence whereby most students are held back leading to lower achievement.
It is said that racial discrimination in schools has a diversified effects on the students which normally differ with the presence of many factors including those of self attitudes and the cultural and socio-economic backgrounds this factors target the performance of the students whereby a negative impact is brought that is when a school administration fails to address the needs of its students.
This may be done when the school administers in formulating its curricula that include the exclusion of minority cultures and languages which proves to lack relevance to the students thus making the students to loose interest whereby they fail to attend school and some of them dropping out of schools due to the boredom caused by the school curricula this course may also lead to a low literacy rate among the members of the society.
Acceptance of Racial Discrimination; through this the children are forced to learn that discrimination is part of their ways of life in the community meaning they accept is a norm making the children to grow up in a manner of separating themselves from others thus having a negative effect on the child’s integration with others in the community.
Psychological Insinuation; racial discrimination is said to be having psychological implication on various children in the society since the children are forced to participate in a particular culture at school which needs them to alter to their home cultures through this the students face a variety of conflicts giving rise to a psychological and identity problem.
Alienation; this normally occurs in children due to the assimilation policies that are imposed in schools, which are normally meant to break the conversion of culture and language from an older generation to a younger generation this leads to the alienating of the native children from their society older to younger stimulating the identity crisis within their societies. This alienation can lead social isolation that might also lead to depression through stress anger and fatigue which normally happen to detract the student from performing in schools. Conclusion
In such case, we find that the UNESCOs treaty has been termed to be successful internationally, whereby we find that many countries are fully convinced that there is a convergence of unity and equality among all people, races who are said to be expressing ethics of mankind to all kinds of people especially in most schools, that have proved to be manned by racial discrimination, which is practiced depending on the socio-economic status, race and cultural background of a particular group of students in the schools.
In this case, we find that the United Nations Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights had confirmed their agreement which showed a determination of promoting the implementation of the International Covenants on Human Rights and also had announced its establishment of a New International Economic Order and also the creation of a treaty which was determined in the promotion of the implementation of the declaration of the elimination of all types of racial discrimination, these included the implementations that were adopted by the UNESCO that was to fight against discrimination in Education.
Under this treaty, we find that the recommendations concerning teachers, international cultural corporation, peace and education related to human rights and freedom, is clearly explained in Article 7 of the UNESCOs constitution which states that; law is significant in the ensuring of equality in the dignity and rights among the nations individuals and also to curb any ideas that are meant to encourage any racial discrimination in any sect of the nations governance.
Therefore, nations are urged to come up with a legislation that is appropriate to end such grievances, by the principles stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which are meant to form part of a political, economic and social stability in many nations.
Reference Darnell, A. , James, W. and Downey, D. B. (1998): Assessing the Oppositional Culture Explanation for Racial/Ethnic Differences in School Performance. American Sociological Review 63: 536-553.