Segregation is still a problem in society today. Many people think that just because blacks got their civil rights means everything is fair now. Thousands of schools today are unfair to black students and that has resulted in many blacks dropping out our failing to graduate high school. “The national graduation rate for black males is 59%, and 80% for white males.” (Edweek.org) No one has solved this issue but it can be fixed this problem still relates to the civil rights movement because there used to be many completely segregated schools. Although it has been over 60 years since the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, “Black students in the US are still more likely to receive out-of-school suspensions for minor violations of the code of conduct.”(Quartz.com) This closely relates to Brown vs. Board of Education because at both times blacks were at a disadvantage at schools. As you can see, unfair schooling is still a major problem in the United States.
"Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' of education." - Julian Bond
On the other hand this issue is nothing like the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. Today, schools are desegregated and allow students of any race. The Brown vs. Board of Education aimed and succeeded to desegregate schools. The appeal by Oliver Brown to integrate all of the schools in America was accepted and put into full action. Brown won his case and he integrated schools and tried to achieve equal education for all. A PBS article about Brown vs. Board of Education said, “Widespread racial integration of the South was achieved by the late 1960s and 1970s.”(PBS) This obviously is different from the unfair schooling today in two ways Brown vs. Board of Education has achieved their goal of integrating schools. Also, Brown vs. Board of Education was a decision made in the courthouse. Giving blacks higher education is a decision that can be made by normal people and school boards. A final reason that these two are different is the differ entirely in the final goal. Although both of these acts have tried to support black education. The fight for better schooling for blacks has focused on graduation rates rather than the integration of schools. Studies show that even with integrated schools blacks are still falling behind. “The report finds that the 47 percent national graduation rate for black males is nearly 28 percentage points lower than that for white males.”(CSG.org) This is jaw dropping difference and one that needs to be fixed by current civil rights movements. Therefore, the unfairness in schools for blacks today and the Brown vs. Board of Education case are very different.
Unfairness in schools is a very big problem in America and anyone can help fix it. For example the Urban Prep Academy has a 100% graduation rate for their all black senior class. Schools should encourage every student to graduate and create a better future. Also, ordinary people like you can help. You could donate to charities such as Teach For America and support black teachers and poverty stricken schools. There are also even easier options like donating your school supplies or books to give to underprivileged kids and set them for an easier school years and better education. Every day one in 600 African American drops out of school or receives a suspension of some sort. This is a serious problem and can be fixed by everyday citizens and education boards everyday.