Solving Racism in America Project Paper

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Schuler 1 Louis Schuler, Taylor Christopher Professor David Bruno World Civilizations 111 19 April 2012 Solving Racism in the United States For our project, we decided to tackle the confounding, as well as widespread problem of racism in the United States. Racism as a whole seems to be rampant in many parts of the world, but especially in the United States given its past history. One can surmise that if the problem of racism can be resolved in the U.S., then perhaps the rest of the world can follow suit as well. The need for racial diversity in a culture becomes apparent when proposing to solve racism. A society needs to be made vulnerable to other cultures, traditions, and ideas, in order to become more comfortable and accepting with one another to achieve prosperity. The first big step which would need to be taken in order to solve racism would be the petitioning of the U.S. government by the American people to enforce programs that would encourage racial diversity in schools, jobs, churches, and other areas in society. Throughout American history, racism has made its marks on society; even during Amer- ica’s infancy racism was rampant among the settler’s who founded this country. Countless stories of Indians being murdered by settler’s on what is also known as The Trail of Tears, and throughout the rest of the beginning stages of settling in America. One can speculate The Civil War (although the main issue was slavery) was essentially caused by racism because the hatred towards blacks by the white people in America, which led them to becoming slaves in the first place. For whatever reason, racism was extremely common back then as it is today, although to a much more extreme degree, as hatred towards blacks were amplified by the use of the, “N,”
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Schuler 2 word, and so on. Interestingly enough, back then neither ethnicity spent much time around each other in their daily lives, which I believe to be ultimately the main problem of racism in and of it- self. In terms of educational policy, integrating racial diversity in colleges and schools has shown to certainly not detain students from succeeding in schools. Overall, racial diversity should be integrated in schools especially since there seems to be no negative effects at all, and if there are any, none seem to be directed to the cause of an issue of difference of race. In a doctoral dissertation written by Mitchell J. Chang, a professor for Higher Education and Organizational Change (HEOC), discusses and begs the question as to why authorities aren’t enforcing racial in- tegration in terms of enrollment in the educational environment: To explore the issue more directly, Mitchell Chang from our institute recently developed a comprehensive measure of student body diversity as part of his doc- toral dissertation . . . . Under Chang’s definition, the most diverse student body
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