Did White Teacher Bully Female Student?

In a recent article, a Salem Oregon teacher has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly bullying a female student. The student was attempting to leave the classroom before class ended. As the teacher attempted to stop the student, the teacher ripped off the girls shirt, which rendered her topless. The student responded by telling the teacher to get off of her and then responded “I cannot be here…I’m so stressed out”. The student started crying and asked the other students who were startled to look away.

The incident must have been embarrassing for the student, her parents, and the teacher. To be stripped down to a bra in front to of your peers is paramount to being stripped of all dignity in front of your peers. It is consistent with the behavior that I have found with many elementary school teachers which is to scream, holler, and intimidate little children into learning.

The parents must be thinking what is the problem with this alternative school. My child is in this school and the only result that I have seen is a video of my child being bullied by a White teacher. The literacy program at the alternative school is designed to provide face to face instruction so that students can attain reading levels to successfully receive their GED.

The teacher definitely made a mistake and should be fired for the encounter. The encounter is paramount to bullying a students. Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuseintimidate, or aggressively dominate others. In this case, the teacher used force to dominate the student.

For teachers who may face similar bullying incidents, you can only restrain the student if they are attempting to hurt themselves or another individual. You cannot use excessive force. If the student decides to walk out of the class you are better off allowing the students to walk out of the class and maintain order for the other students in the class. Even though you are responsible for the hall walker, you are also responsible for the other students in the class.

As a rule of thumb, never put you hands on someone else’s child unless they are going to harm themselves or in the process of attempting to hurt someone else. Think about it this way. Would you want someone to accuse you of beating up on little children? Would you want to hear that an adult in your child’s school has been bullying their child?

Since the teacher was White and the school is going to encounter racial problems. The Black students are going to be fearful of White teachers which will result in them becoming unresponsive during instruction. This means that the school will become unsuccessful with attaining its mission helping students to attain their GED. Parents will continue to regret he school district and will remain unsupportive of the schools efforts. The racial tensions between teachers and students will increase resulting in failure for teachers and failing students.

The only way for this alternative school to overcome this problem is to eliminate classroom racism by promoting positive racial teacher student classroom relationships.

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About Classroom Racism Exterminator

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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