Racism and Multicultural Education

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Multicultural Education and Racism in Schools go hand and hand.  Educators must acknowledge biases to better educate all students in American schools, seeing the beliefs, attitudes, and social practices of oppression as a past practice. Teachers need to speak against institutional practices and policies that hold children back from achieving success.  Direct attention needs to be given to the cultural awareness of students, missing perspectives in curriculum and addressing the expressions of racism around us daily. 

Educators must analyze their own views and beliefs, being careful not to make judgments, tackling the subtle biases and promote equality and a positive atmosphere in schools.  Teachers must look at the stereotypes of achievement and assess our practices to support students.  ALL must realize that schools are the first institution that children receive perceptions from and these perceptions must be that we are all important.  Schools need to make social change happen by creating multicultural educational importance.

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