Civil Rights Data Collection

To use civil rights data when discussing education and the issues that many face within education can go several ways. Education has a very interesting background with integration happening not that long ago. There is still work to be done when it comes to providing the best education for every student and looking at this data can show those areas.

Randomly selecting schools in different states where African American students are living in predominantly white areas could be a study in every state, down to each county. The same could be vice versa, where a Caucasian student living in a predominately African American area. The data sets would be able to compare the issues these students face, if there are any.

Another way to approach this data set is to see what the data says of all African American colleges and all Caucasian colleges. It would show if students do better in social settings where everyone is of the same race. There are also downfalls to this with people not being exposed to other races, which can effect them in their future careers.

The data can show the differences between public, charter and private schools, and what races are actually attending the schools. Some of these issues can be brought up with low-income families, middle class and the rich. This data has many options on where the story can take itself, and it would be interesting to do further research on it.

Author: Chanel

Chanel Stitt is a Journalist at the University of Michigan - Dearborn working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, minoring in Women's and Gender Studies with a Certificate in Public Relations. She has worked at five local publications based in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit.

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