John Metta. I, Racist. Black teens who commit a few crimes go to jail as often as white teens who commit dozens. Boys are less likely to commit crimes but they are more likely to be placed in a correctional facility than they were three decades ago, according to a new study that shows the justice system for juvenile offenders has become much more punitive.
The trends are particularly pronounced among boys from racial minorities, according to the paper by Tia Stevens Andersen of the University of South Carolina and Michigan State University's Merry Morash. Although there were negligible differences among the racial groups in how frequently boys committed crimes, white boys were less likely to spend time in a facility than black and Hispanic boys who said they'd committed crimes just as frequently, as shown in the chart above. A black boy who told pollsters he had committed just five crimes in the past year was as likely to have been placed in a facility as a white boy who said he'd committed 40. Undoing%20Racism%20-%20Understanding%20White%20Privilege%20-%20Kendall.pdf.
I am racist, and so are you. And the sooner we both acknowledge this, the sooner we can begin to address the problem.
So let’s talk. Inoculating Our Children Against Racism. Children are not, by nature, racist.
Nor are they born with damaging assumptions about people in any definable group. We all begin with a winning trust in others, an expectation that people will be good to each other, and that life with others will be safe and fun. When a child feels close to his parents, gets to play freely with lots of laughter, gets plenty of affection, and has sensible limits set by grown-ups who don’t attack him, a young person can feel at home with himself, and relaxed with others. 6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children. Talking about race is challenging for many parents, especially White parents.
There is a lot of fear and uncertainty about this topic – from worrying that by pointing out race we are contributing to racism, to believing that by ignoring race we are creating a “color-blind” and therefore more equal world; some simply don’t know how or where to start. And we need to get over it. As discussed in part one of this article, remaining silent on the topic of race isn’t helping our children, and it isn’t moving the needle any closer to equality. In fact, science shows that it may be doing the exact opposite. The Skanner Newspaper - Guest Opinion: In Support of PPS Superintendent Carole Smith. Details Written by Sharon Gary Smith and others Published: 04 June 2014.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race Now That He's Made It, And Almost Nobody Noticed. At Upworthy, we tell stories for a better world.
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Comedian Gives A Perfect Explanation Of Why Theres No Such Thing As Racism Against White People. History of the United States public debt. US federal debt held by the public as a percentage of GDP, from 1790 to 2013, projected to 2038.
The history of the United States public debt started with debt incurred during the American Revolutionary War by the federal government of the United States, after its formation in 1789. The United States has continuously held public debt since then, except to the native Americans for about a year during 1835–1836. To allow comparisons over the years, public debt is often expressed as a ratio to gross domestic product (GDP). Historically, US public debt as a share of GDP increased during wars and recessions, and subsequently declined. The United States public debt as a percentage of GDP reached its highest level during Harry Truman's first presidential term, during and after World War II.
Tweet Share. One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place. After the Acquittal: The Need for Honest Dialogue about Racial Prejudice and Stereotyping. By Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, PhD (Executive Director, APA Public Interest Directorate) Psychological research shows that people often notice differences between themselves and others, but judgments about the differences can be based on biased thinking.
A national uproar. George Zimmerman’s acquittal of second degree murder charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin has unleashed a wave of outrage and angry protests across the country, even prompting President Obama to say, “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” Zimmerman’s culpability will continue to be debated and likely adjudicated for months to come.
In fact, the U.S. Beyond the specific outcomes of this case, the trial and verdict have generated intense national discussion of larger questions about race, racial profiling and stereotyping, racism and discrimination, perceptions of threat and the value our society places on the lives of African-American males.
Dual Pathways to a Better America: Preventing Discrimination and Promoting Diversity. Aronson, E. (2002). Building empathy, compassion, and achievement in the jigsaw classroom. In J. Aronson (Ed.), "Improving academic achievement: Impact of psychological factors on education. " San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America. ‘Why I Don’t Want to Talk About Race’ Racism 101.