How to eliminate the effects of structural racism?

In a recent article, an author presupposes that large-scale media reporting or violence can eliminate the structural racism. Providing information only will only scratch the surface of the problem. Structural racism elimination will require determining the point of inflection that will provide the most impact for accomplishing the transition.

According to the article, Martin Luther King used the media and violence to get voting rights for Blacks. King would pre-announce the demonstration routes to television reporters. The reporters televised state troopers beating peaceful demonstrators which prompted President Lyndon Johnson to submit the voting rights bill to congress.

The author believes the Smartphone will provide the same opportunities. In the recent arrest of Freddie Gray, a Smartphone was used to televise the brutal arrest of this Baltimore citizen. Since there is not way to control the usage of the device to publicize related events it is thought to become a useful tool for eliminating structural racism.

What is the most effective way to eliminate structural racism?

Structural racism is a term that describes the way government and other public and private institutions systematically afford White people an array of social, political and economic advantages, simply because they are White, while marginalizing and putting at a disadvantage African Americans and many other people of color.

Structural racism begins in schools which is the inflection point. Each and every person, no matter what side of the fence that you are on must become educated. It does not matter whether the school is public or private, the educational institution become the primary vehicle that sets the stage for future structural racism.

Inflection Point

In differential calculus, an inflection point is a point on a curve at which the curve changes from being concave (concave downward) to convex (concave upward), or vice versa. In a business or company, the inflection point is where you would get the most dramatic change. It is an event that changes the way that the organization thinks and therefore producing dramatic results.

Educational Racism

Distrust between schools and Blacks results from hostile treatment of Blacks and discrimination in schools. Employment discrimination is the primary source of Black student opposition to schooling. Schools have a proven track record for under-preparing student to become successfully employed in all areas. Schools encompass cultural expectations that present challenges for Black students. Schools and Black student conflict result from expectation differences. School leaders must stop operating on the assumption that all school related problems rest with the Black children and take responsibility for the cultural opposition presented to Black students. Many school social codes are unfamiliar and opposed to culturally diverse student home codes. Blacks have difficulty with school instructional concepts and ideas that are absent in their community, culture, or economic environment that ignore or misrepresent their present condition. School instructional procedures include cultural values, orientations, and perceptions that differ from those of Black students. Most elementary and secondary school curriculum focus on white middle-class children. Public schools continue to have culturally based philosophies and curricula that focus on White European and Judeo-Christian values. Instructional materials and instructors who work well for European students do not necessarily work well for culturally diverse students, and to believe that they do is to assume Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian, Arab and African immigrants, and European-origin students have identical personal, social, cultural, historical, and family traits. School instructional procedures include cultural values, perceptions, and orientations that differ from those of Black students.

The only way to eliminate structural racism is to attack it at its inflection point. If using the media was the inflection point, then racism would have been eliminated. The inflection point is the education system. The best way to eliminate structural racism without the effects associated with the characteristics of a dysfunctional organization is to promote 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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