Minority Education

Perhapsfirst, before looking at the issue of differential education
and opportunities, for minority students, we should look at what the term
racial and ethnic minorities’ means in a US setting.
Many different peoples have settled in the United States, and each
group had its own reason for coming – perhaps they came to avoid religious
persecution or poverty in their homeland, or perhaps they came
involuntarily through slavery (Excerpted from a nice discussion to be found
Due to this diversity of people, it is often said that America is the
great “melting pot” where personal freedom and equality of opportunity are
guaranteed regardless of race, colour or creed (Excerpted from a nice
Since World War II, making this vision of a harmonious multiracial
society into a reality has become a key public issue, backed by racial
discrimination laws and Affirmative Action programs; however, attitudes of
individuals vary from the liberal to the antagonistic, depending on area,
upbringing and education, and America still has a very long way to go in
the fight against prejudice and racism (Excerpted from a nice discussion to
What areethnic minorities” Ethnic minorities differ in some
cultural respect, for example, language, religion or customs from the
majority group (Excerpted from a nice discussion to be found at
Examples of cultural differences include language – every European
country is represented in the population of the US, and 1 in 10 Americans
speak a language other than English at home: Swedes, Germans, etc. may
still be identified by their mothe…

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