Ferguson Schools: How to respond to the Brown shooting

The recent Michael Brown shooting will have a tremendous impact on the local Ferguson-Florissant city and school district. The consequences for the city have already resulted in looting and additional conflicts with the police department. This is going to cause an increase in the Police Budget. An increase in the Police budget means an increase in taxes for residents. Also, due to the racial tension you will see insurance rates go up for the residents and businesses.

The local economy will suffer because of the Michael Brown shooting. Many business will suffer loses because people will decide to avoid the locality for fear of becoming a potential victim of crime. When people do not purchase from the local business along with increases in operating costs such as insurance, businesses will eventually have to leave the locality. For those businesses that decide not to leave, they incur additional security cost.

The local school district will suffer the most due to the Michael Brown shooting. Because many Black families believe that the school district implements the same racial policies as the local police department they are going to become even more distrusting of administrators and teachers. Black students may decide that school is not worth it and become a disciplinary challenge. Parents may decide that any consequence delved out by administrators is racist and continue to support the idea that the Ferguson-Florissant school district policies and personnel are racist. Parent may opt to sue the school district which will add addition costs.

If Black students are disciplined consistently they may decide to drop out of school. According to the research, 75% of high school dropouts commit crimes in the United States. For those students who decide to endure what they deem as an unfair and racist school, they may decide not to try as hard which will ultimately impact student test scores.

The Ferguson-Florissant school district has a unique opportunity to heal the racial tensions that have resulted from the Michael Brown shooting. The school district can eliminate racial tension in the school by promoting positive racial teacher-student classroom relationships. When parents and students find out that the school district has an initiative that promotes positive racial teacher student classroom relationships they will have a positive response to any disciplinary actions that violate school policy. Black parents will champion the cause for the school district and insist that their children become a productive partners of the school district.

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Racism is a menace and so we’ve been taught for ages which is the primary need for a diversity expert. However, even in this modern society of today where we see a lot of colored celebrities performing on stage with huge fan followings and of course an Afro-America President for the USA, we are still in a phase where racism exists in all its brutal glory and has been eating away at the society like a plague. Classrooms, are one of the most affected areas where color differences and racism exists to its extremes. Even after decades of progress and a lot of communal efforts at bridging the gaps between colored students, white students and teachers, it is sad to say that the disparities still exist and are just as pronounced today as they were back in the 1950s. Colored students, even in the likes of New York City, are attending under resourced schools or have been significantly isolated and made to be unequal in regular schools. Even if the teachers are well-intentioned, perpetuating the structural racism that has taken deep roots into the fabric of our education system is a tough task and make the need for a diversity expert imperative. Teachers need to recognize the biases that exist within the classroom and also take conscious measures to address them and their own biases of course. James Baldwin once said, “it is your very own responsibility to change this society, if you think of yourself as an educated person.” Dr. Derrick L. Campbell took this quote very effectively and straight to the heart and thus this Classroom Racism Exterminator happened. Classroom Racism Exterminator is an initiative that will teach you about your duty and moral obligation towards eliminating racism from the classrooms. This is where and how you will learn about what you need to do to produce a better society that is free of biases and disparities amongst the blacks and the whites. Because we understand how classroom biases and conversations about racism are difficult and how teachers and students almost avoid the topics altogether, we have put together a range of effective methods and products to help address the problem at hand and talk meaningfully to counter issues related to race and racism in the classroom. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell understands that it takes a lot of courage to talk about race and racism and that racial issues need to be viewed through a very critical lens that can understand and attend to the pertaining aspects of racism in the classroom. And therefore through this website we have made a conscious effort to eliminate racism from the classroom and make the educational system equal and beneficial for all. We know and we understand that there are no words that can actually describe how racism feels. There are cases and everybody tends to deal with it in their own manner. Some might lash out verbally or others might just withdraw into shells. Whatever the case, people don’t talk about it openly and teachers don’t really make a conscious effort at addressing the issue. We don’t really know if our children or if the youth is learning to be educated or become racists in their classroom. Our program is focused on helping children of color and regardless of their race, their full potential. We want every student to be able to recognize and reach their full potential so that they think of themselves as responsible citizens of their country and not regard themselves as worthless human beings. Here you will find motivational books and flash card games, all of which have been designed focusing on eliminating racism completely from our classrooms. The books and the games have been consciously designed keeping in mind the American society and educational system. It is a small effort on our and Dr. Campbell’s part to help this society become a better place to live in. A little about diversity expert Dr. Campbell Dr. Derrick L. Campbell the driving force behind Classroom Racism Exterminator is a dynamic figure and a constant source of motivation for us. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, Math Education, a Masters in Education Administration and also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Campbell is a well known personality throughout the nation. He has lectured at various events including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference and a lot of local churches. He is a personality well dedicated towards eliminating the plague of racism from our classrooms and helping every child recognize his/her true potential not the color of their skin. He realizes how a child would feel if he/she was made to think they are worthless human beings. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell is compassionate and related to the experiences and therefore this initiative is a constant and continual effort to eliminate racism manifested in us, completely from the classroom and from our society.
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