How did racism in the classroom contribute to Charleston shooting?

In a recent incident, Dylann Roof has been arrested for the Charleston Shooting. The shooter was apprehended by police with no incident. The Charleston shooting could have been avoided with the elimination of classroom racism (Elcloomism). According to several reports, the alleged Charleston shooting perpetrator Dylann Roof is responsible for allegedly murdering nine Black persons at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Those persons include Clementa Pinckney – senior pastor at the AME Church, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton – an assistant pastor, Tywanza Sanders, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Cynthia Hurd, Myra Thompson, and Daniel Simmons Sr. – DePayne Middleton Doctor.

How does classroom racism produce an individual such as the Charleston shooting perpetrator?

The Charleston shooting perpetrator was known for sporting White supremacist patches. It is evident that Dylann Roof desired to associate himself with White supremacist. White supremacy is a form of racism associated with the belief and promotion of the same belief, that White people are superior in certain characteristics, traits, and attributes to people of other racial backgrounds and that therefore Whites should politically, economically and socially rule non-whites.

White supremacist is known for their terroristic acts. For example, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 5, 2012 a White supremacist named Wade Michael Page opened fire in a Sikh temple, killing six and wounding four people before shooting himself after being wounded by police. In Gilbert, Arizona on May 3, 2012 a White supremacist and anti-immigration extremist J.T. Ready killed four people, including an infant, before fatally shooting himself.

While these are just a few examples, each White Supremacist is a product of our educational system. When teachers allow racism to control the culture of their classroom that they are teaching, White students come to the belief that they are above other races. Some of those White students take this taught racism to an extreme and believe that they are above other White students too.

What are some of the classroom racial tendencies that can produce individuals such as the Charleston shooting perpetrator?

Cultural racism results from the dominant or more powerful group defining cultural values and value characteristics. Anti-Black prejudice in America has historical roots in slavery, carpetbagging, and the failure to reconstruct the South after the Civil War. The army set the stage for labeling Blacks as inferior by using the Alpha and Beta test that contained a number of visual information processing tasks that Blacks are not proficient at.

Teachers discriminate against students by stereotyping according to ethnicity. Teachers are more likely to have negative academic and behavioral expectations regarding Black students when compared to White students. White teachers have more negative attitudes towards Black children and rate Black students more negatively when compared to White students. White teachers rate Black male children more deviant when compared to White children. White teachers direct more criticism toward Black males and rate Black male children personalities more negatively when compared to White male children. White teachers perceive White students more positively when compared to Black students. White teachers show a heightened hostility toward brighter Black children. White teachers interact with White gifted and non-gifted students more than with gifted and non-gifted Black students.

As White children witness classroom racism they get a sense of entitlement which results in White privilege. White privilege is a term that indicates societal privileges for White people which is beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. White privilege taken to extreme results in White supremacy.

White teachers can eliminate atrocities such as the Charleston shooting by eliminating classroom racism (Elcloomism).

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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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