DIversity Field Trip.docx - Mallory Hooks Personal Views on Diversity This past week I got to observe for the first time a school where the majority of

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Mallory Hooks Personal Views on Diversity This past week I got to observe for the first time, a school where the majority of the students were not white. And to be perfectly honest, it was so refreshing! Growing up, I went to a school that was split up more by socioeconomic differences than by race. Information that I found on the DOE website shows that my school back home only about 56% of the students paid for school lunches and over 35% received free lunches. Racially over 70% of the student population is white and about 20% is Hispanic. This is a huge contrast to Lawrence North, the high school we visited this past week as over 54% of the school is black and it is only 20% white. The free and reduced lunches were somewhat similar in that about 42% of the student body actually pays for their meal and 48% people have free lunches. Often times financial differences are a little harder to see, but matters of race are much more visible. I don’t know if going to a school
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