How Education and BLM Can Raise Awareness About Racial Issues in The US
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was formed back in 2013, and the initiative has gained a lot of media attention around the world. How has this movement raised awareness about racial discrimination in schools across America?
There are several issues of racial disparity in the US educational system, and many of these challenges have not received enough attention from policymakers and community services.
The main idea of the movement was to start conversations around racism that are often avoided or uncomfortable. The protests in the years after 2013 were organized to change the way people think and talk about racial issues. People have started to pay attention to the challenges facing racial minorities.
Parents who come from a history of racial segregation may not have the means to provide enough opportunities for their children. This trend has continued even though policies were introduced to tackle racial issues.
Racial issues can be exacerbated by violence. Studies show that violent behavior is rooted in socioeconomic issues that are not addressed. Numerous challenges face black children across America, such as racial discrimination, the lack of childcare, and quality education.
The challenges of poverty can carry over to the next generation of children if critical issues are not addressed. Education is one of the best ways for children from historically disadvantaged backgrounds to rise above their circumstances.
The BLM protests have gotten people to care more about the issues that affect children from racially disadvantaged backgrounds. If people can change the way they think and talk about race, people can start to work together to find solutions to these racial disparities.
Researchers suggest that the BLM movement has made significant efforts to build an anti-racist society. The National Academy of Sciences has found that the movement has also changed how people learn about racial issues such as police violence and systemic problems in the educational infrastructure of black communities.
When people stand together and engage with a movement, they are more likely to learn about its goals and aspirations. In this way, the BLM protests have opened the door for social change. Most teachers and caregivers can agree that change starts by equipping children with a good educational background.
People from all parts of society can dedicate themselves to being better allies to the black communities around them. Parents and teachers need to educate children so that they can help to lead the struggle against systemic racism.