Educational Racism

December 14, 2018 |  Tagged , , | Comments Off on Educational Racism

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Sam Hurley

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 History Engages the Public
Dr. Katherine Antonova

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 28 November 2018

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Educational Racism

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Texas…

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Well, one does not get further to the Mexican border as Texas. Even saying Texas one can only think the South. The South is known for BBQ’s, good weather in the summer along with heat waves. But historically it has a lot of bad reps for discrimination, segregation, racism, Jim Crow, and most importantly slavery. Most recently school shootings have taken place in many areas in the South. Among the list of things that can be rectified immediately is Education.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Texas history is strong, but just like most of America it was stolen, borrowed, taken, or won from the Mexican culture and history—depending on who is reading history. The Battle of San Jacinto gave Texas its own independence from 1836 to 1845, before the United States stepped in and made it its 28th on December 29, 1845. That was a time slavery was still much in place and Texans and the state of Texas made a substantial amount of funds from that inhumane institution of practice. Not only was business in order, but people (White) morals also agreed with discrimination, segregation, and racism for this state to flourish.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Welcome to the 21st century and those ideals have not left a state whose success and history was built on those characteristics. Education, however, has become affected for youth seeking to learn and understand the most accurate history. Manipulating math is difficult because someone cannot successfully tell people 5 plus 5 is 39. Science has some theories that can be argued, but there are still facts like humans need trees to breathe that is factual science. Literature and the English language still has flaws, but grammar is always being bettered daily through the dictionaries and the development of vocabularies. History has one side to it: ‘The Truth.’ The only ways to not have the truth is to either lie about it or hold some information to complete the story.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 “The Social Studies are distinctive in the American public school curriculum because they are the courses in which civic values, norms, and behaviors are most directly addressed. The political nature of social studies courses like civics, government, economics, and history makes divorcing the curriculum from the external forces of conservative and liberal politics difficult. A majority of the social studies curriculum is consistent nationwide with a heavy emphasis placed on the Founding Era, the branches of government, and general U.S. history.”

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 [Much Ado About Texas: Civics in the Social Studies Curriculum, J. Kelton Williams and Christie L. Maloyed]

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Texas schooling has been recorded as missing details and information primarily in the History department, which can be suspicious understanding their part in the Civil War and fighting against the Mexicans. Numerous articles written on Jstor and NPR news have been provided exposing the approach Texas has taken concerning topics relating to Slavery and Mexico’s relation to Texas. Even at the collegiate level of education, they are questioning what the schools for K-12 are providing in their curriculum. It is simple how students should be taught—with the most accurate and clear information for all subjects especially history as it involves every other discipline.

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Texas needs to accept the flaws that the state has accumulated over the years in its discrimination, segregation, racism, Jim Crow, and most importantly slavery acts. There is no need to play the innocent victim. Bobby Finger reviewing the controversy within Texas Public schools says: “the textbooks, though flawed, were far from an affront to the study of history. But, after examining copies of the 7th grade, 8th grade, and high school-level books obtained by Jezebel, it was clear that this curriculum is riddled with omissions, making frequent use of convenient, deceptive juxtapositions of slaveholder violence and the slave resilience.”

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 One of the largest flaws are the factual errors that are presented in some of these books. Whether it was done on purpose or by “accident,” it is clear that these are professionals making mistakes for young minds to read. Also, the mistakes present racist characteristics that are problematic to ignore. “Scholars on the subject say that the textbook, “Mexican American Heritage,” is riddled with factual errors, is missing content and promotes racism and culturally offensive stereotypes, such as Mexicans being lazy, not valuing hard work and bringing crime and drugs into the United States.” (NPR news)


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