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This paper discusses how the 1988 movie "Stand and Deliver" encouraged many school systems to look at their own mathematics programs to see if they, too, could prepare their students for college and a successful future. The paper also looks at how unfortunately the stereotyping and discrimination described in the movie continues to this day and how great strides have not been made in the educational system for the majority of Latinos in the U.S. and how according to sociologists, an ingrained discrimination of whites against subordinates has led to and continues to promote this educational disparity.
From the Paper:"Why does such discrimination continue 20 years later? Sociologists provide different reasons for this continued racist society. Blumer (2008) noted: "To characterize another racial group is, by opposition, to define one's own group." He theorized that race prejudice exists through group position instead of individual feelings of the members of one racial group toward the members of another. Because this racial discrimination is based on group position, politics play a major role in the degree of prejudice in present-day society. Blumer thus shifted the racial foundation from individual attitudes and beliefs to the ideology of the group. Each group feels superior to the other, believes that the subordinate race is inherently different and alien, considers it has a proprietary claim to specific types of privilege and advantage and harbors fear and suspicion that this other group has defined designs on these rights. The group that believes themselves to be superior consider the other group lazy, greedy, dishonest and unintelligent. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Blumer, H. (2008). Race Prejudice as a Sense of Group Position. of. In A. Understanding Racism. Charles A. Gallagher(Ed), Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity (125-130). New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Jesness, J. (July, 2002) Stand and Deliver Revisited. reason.com. Retrieved October 13, 2009. http://reason.com/archives/2002/07/01/stand-and-deliver-revisited
- Massey, D.S (2008). Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Conditions in U.S. Metropolitan Areas. The Space Race. In A. Understanding Racism. Charles A. Gallagher(Ed), Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity (165-175). New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Martinez, E. (2004) Seeing More than Black and White. Retrieved October 13, 2009. www.indigenouspeople.net/blackwht.htm
- Merton, R. (2008) Discrimination and the American Creed. In A. Understanding Racism. Charles A. Gallagher(Ed), Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity (130-140). New York: McGraw-Hill.
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