ERIC Number: ED471228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-7
Seeing through Race, Gender and Socioeconomic Status.
This paper discusses the history of discrimination in the United States and the length of time it took to abolish the legal support of racism. The paper then discusses the problems of diversity in the United States. Acknowledging and accepting U.S. diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, religious background, and national origin would enable the United States to treasure the concept of cultural pluralism. The paper asserts that racism is the main obstacle to peace and tranquility, one that cripples the development of a prosperous society. The United States should focus on education and strive to develop better curricula to reduce discrimination and encourage students from all backgrounds to appreciate the opportunities available in the United States and exercise more respect toward other cultures that have contributed to the United states' multicultural society. A model of racial, ethnic, and gender healing is presented. (Contains 1 figure and 46 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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