From releasing statements about racial equity to bolstering workplace diversity, society is taking steps to be more racially aware. Schools too, as microcosms of society, have raised questions about the racial inclusivity of their curriculums
No, schools should discontinue Eurocentric curriculums
Eurocentric curriculums restrict students to one narrative, usually a white narrative. These outdated curriculums need to be replaced with more progressive, racially inclusive lesson structures.
Ethnic studies prepare students to be racially literate
In our multicultural society, it is not sufficient to have an education based on the Eurocentric narrative. A culturally diverse education enables students to explore a multitude of perspectives and develop their racial literacy.
Positive minority representation in curriculums gives students role models
Traditional Eurocentric curriculums focus primarily on the white narrative, leaving underrepresented students without positive role models. Role models in the classroom are essential to student achievement and must cater to a multicultural society.