Color-blindness and The Effects On Students Of Color

Color-blindness and the effects on students of color

For years America has supported a culture in which those who enjoy racial privilege unconsciously ignore the unique experiences of others. Many experience racial "colorblindness", which is the idea that ignoring or overlooking racial and ethnic differences promotes racial harmony, in an attempt to achieve the American dream. This is particularly concerning for students who continue through the public-school system. For example, teachers omitting important contributions of Africa and other regions from the timeline of world civilizations, have a profound and long-lasting effect on students' lives. Many teachers have yet to consider ...

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of stereotyping self-expression, compromising identity, alienation, and assimilation.
The article by Ngyuen and Kebede talked in detail about the immigrant experience and the role they play in the American school system. Specifically, this article detailed mechanical and opportunistic assimilation and how an individual or a groups culture come to resemble those of another group. Students who prefer to speak their home language and struggle with speaking in the host language are punished. Those who develop bilingual skills do so as an adaptive strategy due to the negative reception and the public attitude toward them (Nguyen & Kebede, 2017). Cristina Stephens argues western cultural dominance requiring immigrants to conform to American traditions and values can be "conflict-driven" as well as "psychologically stressful" (Nguyen & Kebede, 2017). This assimilation is opportunistic, leaving the immigrant to feel as though they never truly belong. Some students attend classes ...

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Category: Health & Medicine
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