Is Racism still Prevalent in Schools among Students – No

The historic idea of children and teenagers being just as racist as adults is something that for whatever reason seems to linger in the minds of today’s adults. The typical suspect for this apparent racism is generally always a white person, usually male. The supposed victim is always a member of a minority. This is also the adult model of a racism case. Fortunately, it’s just sensationalist propaganda working against society.

Students deal with discrimination fairly often, but not from their peers. Racist ideals may be promoted in the media or at home, but education is very efficient at counteracting these ideals. Students today enjoy a diverse education that gives them insight on many world cultures. The more you know, the less you assume. After all, racism is generally based on an assumption that someone is going to do something or has already done something because of their ethnic background.

The only basis for substantiating that racism still exists among students includes a pattern of violent incidents assigned the racism scapegoat and a pattern of de facto segregation. Let me start off by saying that not all interracial violence is due to racism. This is a common misconception. Stories of white people beating up minorities or vice versa are not only incidental but also highly sensationalized. There are often preceding events that have nothing to do with race, such as a verbal altercation with no regards to color.

What this means is that there is an utterly confused audience. Many people assume that all interracial violence is inherently racial. This is completely inaccurate. As I mentioned before, the precedent for an altercation is rarely revealed accurately. The assumption that the precedent is merely an issue of race is truly absurd. I’m not going to be ignorant and say that racism has been completely eradicated in the modern school system, but its prevalence in today’s society is negligible on a wide scale and should only be assessed on an individual basis.

Furthermore, de facto segregation is nothing more than a social tendency of young people to gravitate towards people of similar background and interests. What this means is that occasionally one may find a significantly isolated group of students who choose to sit with members of their own race in order to feel that people similar to themselves surround them. However, this does not mean that you will get shot at or even be looked at funny if you decide to “break the ice”.