Education Discrimination Against Latinos

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*Discrimination remains and there is an increase in hate crimes against Hispanics, Latinos and Mexican-Americans, as one of the perceived symbols of that discrimination, the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence, nears completion. Instead of pulling together in these difficult times, we may see a greater polarization of attitudes, only increasing the need for more civil rights lawyers to protect the civil rights of Hispanics, Latinos and Mexican-Americans. *The concern is that in these uncertain times, Hispanic, Latino and Mexican-American families do not become the object of discrimination when we should all be pulling together to help each other in times of need. *Hispanics are one of the fastest growing groups in the United States, and yet they are under-represented in American political institutions. *Legislation that encourages education and assists the family generally receives strong support in Hispanic communities. Most Hispanics, for example, are committed to Bilingual Education as a means of helping children (especially immigrant children) stay in school. (Bilingual education allows students to learn skills in their native language while they learn English so that they do not fall behind their English-speaking peers. *Racism is a clear reality in our society that affects all people. Although it’s often racism continues to shatter and destroy lives. American remains burdened by a racial chasm. Racial discrimination is an ongoing human judgment that U.S. citizens can’t really stop. The life chances and opportunities of people of color in the United States are limited as compared to whites. The legacy of historic discrimination continues to weigh on the present; and current day discrimination persists throughout American life-in access to healthcare, educational services, employment opportunities, wage levels, capital, the criminal justice system, and media employment. Racial discrimination is a problem affecting young minority teens today. *Schools should be...
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