Remember the Titans – Racial Tensions Today

Racial tension is almost nonexistent among the younger generations of today, save for the relatively small crowd who may have developed a racial mindset as a result of their childhood or upbringing – parents may or may not have taught their children racial biases on purpose. Racial profiling, however, still occurs, just as many stereotypes do, for example, the generalization that all Asians are good at math, or that all Italians have big noses. In our school specifically, I can’t say that I’ve ever seen any acts of hate against a person of a particular race. Of course, when peoples’ anger flares up, they can at times bring up race in an argument. But it is important to remember that things were much, much worse fifty or so years ago when desegregation had first begun than they are today, as students of all colors, shapes, and sizes attend school together without race being an issue.