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ERIC Number: EJ1057898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
Segregation--The Act of Sequestering
Foster, Charlotte
Journal of International Students, v1 n1 p16-18 Spr 2011
In this article, the author points out that there are many reasons why self-segregation takes place. For example: People with motorcycle interests may choose to hang out with other bikers. A group of bikers may have a common interest but can be as diverse as a doctor that is a biker or a janitor that is into biking. Formally educated people may choose to spend time with other formally educated people and both groups may have different racial backgrounds. People with religious preferences may worship together as well, and the worshippers may or may not be of mixed races or have cultural differences. The beauty of having a choice of whom to spend time with can cross many boundaries and have an extremely positive impact on cultural diversity. The definition of segregation may contain many negative words but self-segregation can be filled with positives. The key to school boards creating diverse educational environments, students embracing diversity in the classroom, and colleagues reaping the benefits of cultural diversity all lie in the choices people make. These choices should never be limited or restricted by those in power. Segregation should be replaced throughout our educational systems and social systems by self-segregation and integration to provide opportunities beneficial to social and emotional growth.
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Language: English
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