In the chapter we read from A History of Education race is defined as a group of people originating from a specific country. Teachers often come into schools with prejudices about different races. Although most teachers do not actively discriminate against their students many of these biases will subconsciously come out and affect their teaching. Western society has ingrained stereotypes into all of us. Most people believe that they are not racist and that they treat everyone equally, however because of the effect media has on our culture it is nearly impossible to not hold some degree of stereotype and prejudice. To be effective teachers we must acknowledge that stereotypes exist and consciously prevent these stereotypes from influencing our behaviour and decision making ability.