This essay stresses that the impact of racial discrimination was significant on the society in the past but fortunately, today such acts are almost eliminated from the society. Meanwhile, another major problem faced by many nations is the situation of racial achievement gap where there exists social and academic gap between the children’s performance based on the color and their origin. In many circumstances, it has been seen that performances of color children lack behind in terms of academic and other subject matters when compared to white children. Such situation has resulted in racial inequality and stagnant growth of the nation. Thus, in order to overcome or narrow the prevailing racial achievement gap, quality preschool programs have been introduced with an aim of closing the racial achievement gap.
This paper makes a conclusion that racial achievement gap is the phenomenon whereby there exists a major inequality of educational success between the color, low-income and minority groups of children when compared to white, high-income and non-minority children. Minimizing the persistent racial achievement gap among the white and the color students can be regarded as one of the toughest challenges to the governmental and parental efforts towards imparting quality education to their children. Usually, African American students’ score lower when compared to European American students in matters relating to writing, reading, mathematical tests and other intelligence test. ...Show more