Racism in Schools

Racism is a form of discrimination whereby people of the same race tend to favor people of their own race. Classroom interaction is beneficial in any learning process. Teachers and learners should relate amicably because it will determine how learners response to questions and how they comprehend. Moreover, racism distracts unity and the bond between teachers and learners, and thus, affects studies.

As much as people try to fight racial discrimination, racism still remains an issue that is unsolved. Cultural practices are all over the world but are diverse depending on the country in question. The differences in cultures and etiquette may act as a major hindrance in how students relate to each other in school. Cultures should be there to strengthen people but not to weaken or act as a hindrance. Respect and understanding is all that is required in order to end racism. According to Dadzie (2000), racism begins with the way of thinking. Over the years, racism in school has developed fights, hatred, and exam failure to the people involved.

Discriminations of; skin color, race, wealth status and gender are among the serious offenses charged in American law courts. Organizations and agencies that support and defend human rights are now formed every day. Racism entails the belief that some races are more superior to others in society. From as early as the colonial era, racism in New York and other parts of United States of America had been a crucial issue. Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, American Jews, Mexican Americans, Irish Americans and some other migrant groups and their off springs were all considered as the minority groups (Law, Phillips & Turney, 2004).

In conclusion, racism can take many forms. However, no one is born a racist. This develops from the environment from which our children grow into.