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Many factors play a role in the education of a child Parenting proper nutrition and economic status all play a role However no factor seems to have a greater impact than the factor of social status because of race Race is an uncomfortable conversation to have as a society it is believed that racial tension is merely residue that racism does not exist and that we all live in peace and harmony This is simply not so race has an effect on education and unintentional racism and outright racism still exist Even more worrisome is the fact that race remains alarmingly unaddressed Although race is a touch subject it needs to be addressed to save a failing population of African American children or the cycle of poverty will continue A new school clean and well-kept fresh with opportunities for learning it sounds like the perfect place to send a child to learn Unfortunately a large population in America does not receive this type of environment They grow up in an impoverished area where their neighbors and own family struggle to make ends meet They are placed in stereotypes from birth and they follow the child around all his life They are not as smart they are not able to reach the level of education of their peers they are limited in job options and will most likely end up in jail or dead these stereotypes are not positive and have a detrimental effect on the children They are African-American children and they are significantly falling behind But why is this As mentioned above is it their economic status Maybe but it seems that their social standing because of their race has an even greater impact on their education and subsequently their whole lives Race is a difficult subject it is one usually handled with delicate practice however African American children
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