The Psychology of Racism

The Psychology of Racism
Segregation has and still affects perceptions of Blackness inside and outside the Black community by making Black people see themselves as White people see them. Many of Black people have accepted the fallacy that they were inferior to White people at a young age, and Whites learned that Blacks were lower then Whites at a young age as well.



Headlines can provide life story ideas

Headlines can provide life story ideas
Headlines can provide life story ideas
Sometimes the headlines provide food for story ideas. Often they are silly in themselves. What publishers believe that people, women specifically are thinking and concerning their minds with can be puzzling, or at best, hilarious. You could write your own story about headlines. You could take a magazine, or a newspaper, or look on the internet and come up with some fun headlines that are attention-grabbers. You could write a little story about them, about how they strike you. Your story might be about the newsier headlines concerning world events. Or your story might take a lighter vein and be focused on the unusual, or the extraordinary.



Desegregation In San Jose Schools

You know that racial gap that’s getting so much attention? Well, I’m thrilled that it’s on the minds of politicians, because it’s a problem. Unfortunately, it’s a problem with some pretty deep roots. In 1971, San Jose Public Schools had a dilemma. It seemed to parents that the schools were knowingly and purposely segregating students. Hispanics were the group most targeted in this segregation. So some parents filed a class action suit with the intention of forcing the distric...



Will Landmark 1954 Brown V. Topeka Kansas Be Overturned?

In 1896, the Plessey v. Ferguson court decision established the “separate but equal” doctrine, allowing that it was legal and fair to separate public school students by race and color as long as the education given was “equal”.

As history has shown, the education was seldom fair or equal. Thus, in 1954 the landmark court decision of Brown v. Topeka Kansas struck down the 1896 decision. It outlawed racial segregation of public school students, ushering in the desegregation ...



5 Strategies For Writing a Better SAT Exam Essay

5 Strategies For Writing a Better SAT Exam Essay
The SAT essay and even the ACT essay are part of a standardized test and must be graded in a fashion that is always the same. Thus, the essay cannot be graded the way your English teacher would grade it.



Indian's Vocabulary

Indian's Vocabulary
A) Stereotype- to follow a stereotype in thinking about a person, group, etc.- A way of thinking about a person, group, etc. that follows a fixed, common pattern, paying no attenion to individual differances.
B) Culture-the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a people or group, that are transferred, communicated, or passed along, as in or to succeeding generations ? such ideas, customs, etc. of a particular people or group in a particular period; civilization -the particular people or group having such ideas, customs, etc.



Diversity In Chicago Schools

On the last day of the 2006-2007 Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts announced a decision that will inevitably stir up diversity issues within schools across the nation, and the Chicago Schools. It will most certainly change the way most school systems, including those within the Chicago Schools, run their magnet programs. And it will affect how they decide which students to steer towards, and to accept into, each program.

The decision decried racial balancing in sch...



Proving Your Thesis in the 5 Paragraph Essay

Proving Your Thesis in the 5 Paragraph Essay
There are many ways to begin the introductory paragraph of the 5 paragraph essay, but there are no rigid rules to follow. You can introduce a leading anecdote, description, quote, or even statistics at the beginning sentence. At this point, you are laying the foundation of your entire discussion.



Charlotte Schools Look To Magnets To Close The Racial Gap

Charlotte Schools have a long history of dealing with segregation issues in public education. While current testing standards focus on the ever-present racial gap, notable efforts to address the issue were first started in Charlotte Schools in 1969. The Civil Rights movement brought the inequalities in educational opportunities of children to the forefront with a 1971 US Supreme Court ruling that imposed a 30-year term of mandatory busing.

The effects of busing were imme...



Success of Black Americans In The Civil Right Period Of 1950 - 1970

Success of Black Americans In The Civil Right Period Of 1950 - 1970
During the period of 20 years between 1950 and 1970, black Americans were able to improve their level of civil rights. Therefore, it is logical to say that they were at least partly successful in achieving their civil rights. This was accomplished through a variety of ways, two commonly used techniques being legal strategies and non-violent direct action. However, because they were unable to attain complete equality, there must have been factors that worked against the civil rights movement. One of these factors was the use of violence as a means of protest.