Equality of Educational Opportunity

All of my life, elementary and high school, the school body was predominatlyblack students. In both those environments, I’ve never felt outcasted or different because of my race. The college that I attended before John Carroll was also mostly black students, we were the majority. Coming to John Carroll that changed. I was now the minority although, I had always been. Now, it was more recognizable. At first, it was uncomfortable being the only black student in most of my classes. It was uncomfortable because I had to one I could identify with and it made me feel like an outcast. This experience of feeling like an outsider did not interfere with my education or my educational experience. Being different made me want to work harder. It made me want to work harder so that I could be better or stand out from the crowd even though I already do haha. On page 132 chapter 5 it talks about how schools are still segregated today. Two of the bullet points state that, “Black and Latino students tend to be in schools with a substantial majority of poor children, while white and Asian students typically attend middle-class schools. That is true, the high school that I attended, the majority were black, and we all came from the same area. Although there were students from “down the way” and “up the way.” It also says that Black and Latino students are economically segregated which is upsetting. These are the things that relate to the discussion about equal educational inequality and student diversity.

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