RACISM IS ALIVE IN COLLGE CAMPUSES
CAN IT BE KILLED?
ISSUE AT HAND...
- Students on college campuses experience racism almost everyday. The racism that they experience can escalade, causing problems to break out. For example, at Mizzou students of color started Concerned Students 1950 which then got a lot of fire by white students, whom started harassing the students with racial slurs and harmful threats. Black students started to fear for their lives as they thought they would be killed.
- A problem like this can not only scar a person, but it can affect their education, which is why they are at college to begin with. So the now the question at hand is, how can we put a stop to racism on college campuses?
WHAT I GATHERED...
- I sent out a survey asking students of all races whether or not they have experienced racism and how. I also asked them if students could be affected by racism and if there were solutions to this problem.
Students' responses to if there are solutions to solving racism.
HOW CAN WE KILL IT?
- Based on my research, I believe that there is no for sure way of completely ending racism. I do believe however that there are steps that high schools and colleges can take in order to help reduce the amount of racism that students experience while on campus.
Solution 1 - High School
- High schools can help teach students about racism by having classes that discussed the issue. Students would be able to not only tell their story, but talk about why people fell the need to be racism and target the people that they do. The class could allow students' eyes to be opened and know why racism is not a positive thing that happens in the world.
Solution 2 - College
College campuses can provide lectures that are mandatory for students to take. With students taking the classes, they can gain a better understanding of racism as what could not be discussed in high school, can be discussed in an college environment. Students can learn about the more severity of racism and the problems caused by it.
Svokos, Alexandra. "College Campuses Are Full Of Subtle Racism And Sexism, Study Says." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 12 Jan. 2015. Web. 28 Dec. 2015.