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ERIC Number: EJ865401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Racism Is Alive and Well in America
Garrett, Joyce Lynn
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v46 n1 p8-9 Fall 2009
If the recent elections of a Black man to the presidency and a Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court of the United States, or news that Ku Klux Klan membership is down from its estimated high of 6 million in 1924 to about 8,000 in 2008 makes one think racism is gone from America, think again! Idaho residents still express concern about the image of the state even though virtually all the white supremacist compounds are gone from there. Recent incidents in communities as diverse as Cambridge, Massachusetts (MA), and Paris, Texas (TX), provide more evidence that racism and bigotry are alive and well on American soil. The many public and private agencies that exist to combat some aspect of America's struggle with racism, bigotry, prejudice, stereotyping, and hatred make it clear that Americans have not overcome these challenges. In this essay, the author illustrates the extent of racism in the United States and advocates specific ways teachers can combat bigotry in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A