What is the real problem with racism?

In a recent article, Why we can’t educate racism away, the author believes that racism is rooted in a structural problem which will require focusing on the socioeconomic structure that supports racism. He goes on to state that “Wor8king on these problems is going to take a massive nationwide policy effort”. This will include Prison and sentencing reform, ending the drug war, overhauling American policing, and implementing quota-based affirmative action as a starting point. While it is plausible that the author has voiced and had his opinions published, the strategies will become fruitless without correcting the root to the problem.

Several States have taken bold moves to reduce the number of inmates through prison sentencing reform. According to the article, Sentencing reform has slowed, not stopped inmate growth, Alabama judges have switched to presumptive guidelines which allow them to consider reduced sentencing for drug and theft cases. Even though the number of inmates has decreased, it can only have limited success because it is limited to drug and theft cases.

Ending the drug war may become a catastrophe for the economics in the United States. Like any other business, selling drugs contributes to the economy. People who sell drugs also buy clothes, food, incidentals. pay rent, purchase cars and sometimes purchase homes. According to, The Economics of Selling Drugs, gang expenses went to buying the drugs, hiring mercenary fighters, giving money to the gang hierarchy, paying for funerals for its members, buying weapons, and paying its members. On the other side, the drug trade contributes to the necessity of police officers, lawyers, bailsmen, gun manufactures, and the list is endless. The drug war contributes heavily to the economy of the United States.

Overhauling the American police could also have a catastrophic impact on the economy. If we take the Michael Brown shooting and the Eric Garner chocking death as our examples, those events have also generated an economic movement in the United States. People who have made the decision to protest both the Michael Brown shooting and Eric Garner choking death have had to contribute to the economy in order to protest. Protestors have to spend money on travel expense. If they are traveling a long distance they may have to pay for air fare, train fare, bus fare, or fill the car up with gasoline. The long distance travelers may have to spend the night which means that they are now spending money on lodging. The same thing happens for the American Police. When they are called to respond to protesters they are normally rewarded with overtime pay. Many of them will take the overtime pay and go on lavish vacations, purchase cars, or even put a down payment on a home. Therefore contributing to the economics of the United states.

Finally, implementing a quota-based affirmative action is ineffective. Quota- based affirmative action strategies have lead to reverse discrimination lawsuits by Whites. Reverse discrimination is discrimination against members of a dominant or majority group or in favor of members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group. In Prince George’s County Public School, a White teacher was awarded $350,000 in a reverse discrimination lawsuit. In Minnesota, several former employees are suing a Mexican Restaurant over a hiring policy which excludes all races except Mexican. In New York, a White police officer was awarded $1,350,000 for a reverse discrimination lawsuit. The system of racism has found ways for economical benefits and in the case of non economical benefits, Whites a have found alternative way to benefit from racism.

Racism is a structural problem. However, we you are attempting to transforms a system you must use an approach to avoid the further dysfunctional behaviors associated with a dysfunctional system.

Overcoming the racial problems that continue to plague the Black community and contribute to White economics will require the elimination of classroom racism (Elcloomism). This is where the racial behaviors are reinforced by a majority White female teaching staff. This is the point of inflection that begins to decide the future of all students and for Black students it becomes the filter for a possible future in America or a future in poverty or a future in prison. This can only happen by promoting positive racial teacher student classroom relationships (Properateasclaships).

This approach will not create the dysfunctional responses to power over leadership associated with pprison and sentencing reform, ending the drug war, overhauling American policing, and implementing quota-based affirmative action as a starting point. It will allow a system that embraces racism to transform overtime and make the necessary adjustments so that astronomical response will injure the American economy or its people.

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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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