Prejudice and Discrimination Analytical Essay by Gerard

Prejudice and Discrimination
Examines the issue of racial discrimination in contemporary American society.
# 25849 | 964 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | AU

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While the boundaries of race and socioeconomic classes no longer keep the United States segregated, subtle forms of discrimination continue to proliferate. The bitter debates over issues like affirmative action and racial profiling illustrate how American society continues to be polarized by race and class. This paper looks at how insidious forms of discrimination continue to affect the lives of people who are marginalized by their race or socioeconomic class. The paper examines how race and socioeconomic class can affect people's education and their subsequent educational achievements.

From the Paper:

"Education is an important foundation for a person's life. Early on, the quality of education will determine where people will go to college, their career opportunities and their income potential. People who have a solid educational background are at a marked advantage over their peers. They have access to better colleges, more prestigious careers and are often able to provide the same advantages for their children.
As the Page and the Blair studies have shown, the inverse is often true for students from poorer school districts and those who are of African-American and Hispanic origin. Often, they do not have access to technology in the classrooms that improves mathematical skills and self-esteem in younger students. They are also adversely affected by unintentional bias among school administrators and teachers."

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