February 27, 2005
I'm Black, You're White, Who's Innocent?
A guy wants his daughter to have a better education, but he says she will lose touch with her blackness. I donít really understand that. We learn in schools about important inventions, people, etc. I donít know about back then but it didnít matter if they were black or white. In schools today are they being racist or are the schools just trying to teach what they think is important? At least for the school I went to, it was head up by predominately all whites, would I have been taught differently if there was diversity on the board?
Posted by HeatherChicotella at February 27, 2005 09:52 PM
Heather, i think your agenda item is a really good and tough one to answer, but in my opinion, i would say that i think for the most, some schools are still racists at least some of the people in it, im not sure i would say that that is what they are teaching because they think it is important. It all depends, i think you would have been taught differently if there was diversity on the board.
Heather, your agenda item is a very good agenda item. I think that you would have been taught different material had there been diversity on your board. Many times, different cultures feel that there are certain things that they feel are important to learn. Now, I'll ask you a question. What part of the curriculum might have been changed if your school had a diverse board?
I think yes, you would have been taught diffently if there was diversity on that board because everyone has a voice and different races would have probally spoke up if they did not like what they heard.
I think in some ways schools are being racist but I believe they are also teaching what they believe is important. I went to school in a predominately white school, but I had a large amount of friends who were black and felt that their education was just as good as anyone else's.
I think a lot of schools are taught differently because of the diversity the school has. Like when here is a more diversity they tend to watch they say more often.