A. Introduction: Society keeps the hype that higher education is the key to success, so if one graduates one has take several steps forward to succeed in life (Sewell, Shah). Such success comes easy for white Americans since a study done by Newsweek (2011) an online news company demonstrated that 9 out of 10 white Americans graduate in four years meanwhile 5 out of 10 minorities graduate in 7 years. Why is this?
B. Background: Some more background for you, did you know that in California less than 15 percent of Hispanics hold a bachelors degree, and near 10 percent of African Americans hold a bachelors compared to 34 percent of white Americans. If we take what Shah and Sewell comment about success, why isn’t minority success the same?
C. Relevance: In order to have a bigger picture of the world, and be informed of social injustices
D. Credibility: I am a Hispanic/Latino American who has taken two Latin American Studies courses, one focusing on higher education. Besides it wouldn’t be the same if an Anglo-American gave this speech
E. Preview of Main Points:
1. Problem: Very few role models in Hispanic/Latino American lives with higher education degrees
2. Problem: Schools in low income communities do not have the same funding that schools in high income communities have
3. Solution: Higher funding for schools in low income communities
Transition 1: William Sewell and Vimal Shah (1967), retired doctorate professors of sociology at the University of Wisconsin state that role models in society are used to set the bar of success by others.
II. First Main Point: Hispanics/Latinos have very few role models in their lives
A. Third Generation Hispanic/Latinos apply to college
1. Beginning with immigrant workers in the 1950s and 60s, due to the migratory status of first generation Hispanics/Latinos College was not an option since financial aid was not... [continues]
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