Did Whoopi Goldberg get the source of racial profiling right?

In a recent article, both Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell were both involved in a heated discussion regarding racial profiling. Whoopie Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell are both talk show host for the show titled ‘The View’. This is not the first time that both show host have had a publicized confrontation on the show.

O’Donnell believed defined racism in America in terms of mistaken identity. She referred to a recent interview of Present and Mrs. Obama regarding their past experiences with racism. She stated, “When you’re asking the President of the United States to get your keys, that’s racism!”

Whoopi Goldberg believes that racism in America is inclusive of the mistreatment of individuals, and education as the primary factors for defining racism in America. Whoopi Goldberg made two references to the definition of racism in America. Her first reference was when she stated, “You guys know what real racism is … Racism is when someone comes up and says (explicative) and die. That’s racist.” She went on to say that racism is “ignorance” which is the foundation for racial profiling.

Racial profiling is the use of an individual’s race or ethnicity by law enforcement personnel as a key factor in deciding whether to engage in enforcement (e.g. stop and search or arrest). The practice is controversial and is illegal in many jurisdictions. It is thought that racial profiling victimized both Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

As we have witnessed, racial profiling creates distrust between citizens and local police which can have a devastating impact on a community. For example, after the Michael Brown shooting it was found that the racial profiling was prevalent in Ferguson Missouri. According to last year’s Vehicle Stop Report for Ferguson, African-American drivers there represented 86 percent of all traffic stops despite making up only 67 percent of the city’s population; White drivers, by contrast, accounted for only about 13 percent of the traffic stops in Ferguson despite making up 29 percent of its population. Meanwhile, African-American drivers accounted for nearly 93 percent of the arrests and Whites only 7 percent, despite the fact that, when Ferguson police did search drivers, they found contraband on more than a third of their White targets and only a fifth of their Black ones.

What we have to be more concerned about is what is the original source for racial profiling. Racial profiling begins in our education system. It begins in the classroom with a White teacher and her students.

In the classroom, the power broker is the teacher. Since an estimated 84% of teachers are White female, the power broker in the classroom is the White female. White female teachers dictate the culture of the classroom which in turn dictates the culture of the school which leads to racial profiling.

Whenever there is a confrontation in the classroom it is the White female teacher that is the predominant winner. We know this because of the imbalance of disciplinary consequences for Black students. This imbalance begins in preschool and continues to high school.

According to the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, Black preschool children represent 18% of school enrollment while representing 48% of the out of school suspensions. White preschool students represent 43% of school enrollment while representing 26% of the out of school suspensions. In preschool, racism against Whites begins for many Black students.

Black students are over disciplined when compared to White students as they progress through school. Blacks are three times more likely to be suspended from school when compared to Whites. The average quantity of Whites who are either suspended or expelled is 5%, while the average for Black students is 16%.

Due to the racism against Blacks by White female teachers, cops begin the process for racial profiling of Blacks in schools. When students are deemed as a legal challenge for schools, the first agency that a school administrator will call is the police. The outcome of the racial profiling is devastating for Black students. Black students represent 16% of the student population while representing 27% of the students referred to law enforcement and 31% of who are subject to school related arrest. White students represent 51% of the student population while representing 41% of the students referred to law enforcement and 39% who are subject to school related arrest.

After these types of encounters, it is no wonder why so many Black male youths are involved in confrontations with White cops. The Black student opposition to Whites begins in the classroom against White female teachers. As a result, the end result is Black hatred for cops and racial profiling by White cops.

As Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie o”Donnell continue to debate the definition of racial profiling, what really need to happen is a discussion regarding how to eliminate racial profiling.

Eliminating racial profiling begins with eliminating classroom racism (Elcloomism). The only way to overcome Elcloomism is to promote positive racial teacher student classroom relationships (Properateasclaships).

Yes, Whoopi Goldberg got it right. Racial profiling is ignorance and ignorance has a direct correlation to the perpetual tradition of classroom racism (Percrism) for which Black students and the Black community continue to suffer.

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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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