How can educators help Blacks avoid the Freddie Gray incident?

In a recent article, a local newspaper discusses the economical tragedies that contribute to the downfall of Black like Freddie Gray. The article fails to include the systemic contributions of the economic failures of Blacks. Educators play a major role in the economic possibilities for Blacks like Freddie Gray.

According to the article, the economic realities facing men like Freddie Gray — and many of the young people who took to the streets after his funeral — are indeed harsh. The unemployment rate for black men in Baltimore between the ages of 20 and 24 was 37 percent in 2013, the latest data available; for white men of the same age range, the rate was 10 percent. Nor do the prospects for black men improve much as they grow older: Just 59 percent of black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are working, compared with 79 percent of white men. Just 1 in 10 black men in Baltimore has a college degree, compared with half of whites (for ages 25 and up). And the median income for black households, at about $33,000, is little more than half that of whites. Moreover, none of those figures takes into account the high incarceration rate for African-Americans, which makes the disparities even starker.

Determining the systemic structure that contributes to the economical tragedies of Blacks like Freddie Gray and Michael Brown will reverse the epidemic that many Black teenagers face.

Systemic Structure

Behind each pattern of behavior is a systemic structure which includes a set of unrelated factors that interact, even though they may be widely separated in time and place, and even though their relationships may be difficult to recognize. When studied, these structures reveal points of greatest leverage which are the places where the lest amount of effort provides the greatest influence for change. These are not necessarily the points of highest authority instead they maybe the places where the ingrained channels of cause and effect are most susceptible to influence.

What is the inflection point that will end the poverty cycle for Blacks like Freddie Gray and Michael Brown?

There are several common factors that contribute to the development of all people. The first factor is the family. The second factor is education. Even a closer look at education, each person faces teachers in classrooms that can determine the economical outcome for Black men like Freddie Gray and Michael Brown.

For Blacks the educational experience is different than Whites. For example, according to the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights reported that even though Black children represent 18% of preschool enrollment, the represent 48% of children receiving more than one out-of-school suspension. While White students represent 43% of preschool enrollment but only 26% of preschool children receiving more than one out of school suspension. This same pattern continues for Black students. Black students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than white students. On average, 5% of White students are suspended, compared to 16% of Black students. The experience that Blacks have with law enforcement is different than that of Whites. While Black students represent 16% of student enrollment, they represent 27% of students referred to law enforcement and 31% of students subjected to a school-related arrest. In comparison, White students represent 51% of enrollment, 41% of students referred to law enforcement, and 39% of those arrested.

The Raccelerate Phenomenon is the major contributor to the economical demise of Blacks like Freddie Gray and Michael Brown.

Educators can play a major role in enhancing the economical possibilities for Black men by:

  • Using the Raccelerate Racism Formula to ensure that Blacks are not victimized by the Raccelerate Phenomenon
  • Eliminate classroom racism (Elcloomism) by promoting positive racial teacher student classroom relationships (Properateasclaships)

Educators can reverse the poverty cycle that contributes to the economical status of Blacks like Freddie Gray and Michael Brown

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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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