ecoscoll at ux4.cso.uiuc.edu
Thu Mar 23 22:45:36 EST 1995
Neo Martinez (szmrtnz at peseta.ucdavis.edu) wrote:
: The unfair part is that, since kindergarden, white males have been
: taught that they were the preferred race and gender. They get called on
: more than women and racial minorities. They get more social encouragement
: to achieve.
I think this is a generalization. I didn't have a problem in my
elementary school. Times changing, perhaps?
I went to a seminar once where I was the only women (it dealt
with men issues) and many of them had this guilt over the fact
that they were white and male. Like, all of the oppression in
the past was placed upon their shoulders and they are put down for
it when they don't do the discriminating. Many of them talked
about being 'ashamed' of being white males. Is this right?
: As for solutions, more effort and money should be put into
: affirmative action, not less (at all levels, especially elementary
I think more money needs to be spent atthe elementary schools
to teach diversity and get rid of notions like affirmative
actions. So it's no longer necessary. Put money into the
education to PREVENT having to have affirmative action,
not into affirmative action.
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