What is the real engine that continues to fuel adverse race relations in America?

According to a recent article, the continued fueling of race relations is postulated depending on what side of the pendulum you embrace. It appears that Whites have one perspective while Blacks have a different perspective. Offsetting the adverse impact of present race relations will require retooling our educational system by promoting positive racial teacher student classroom relationships (Properateasclaships).

 

According to the article, The Tragic and Complete Collapse of Race Relations, Whites postulate that the source for adverse race relations is the product of Black criminals. The article points out that approximately 3-4% of the general population is responsible for about 50% of many of the violent crimes committed. Blacks are 5-8 times more likely to commit rather suffer from an interracial crime, which consequently makes up less than 10% of most violent crimes.

Conversely, Black leaders believe that the root cause of adverse race relations drives Blacks into a  is still the engine that drives is the despair that continues to perpetuate. The government contributes to this disparity through federal programs designed to equalize racism in America.

 

What is the oxymoron that continues to fuel adverse race relations in America?

The greatest contradiction is how the education system contributes to creating the criminals that are blamed for adverse race relations in America. We know that this contradiction exist due to the school to prison pipeline. The term “school-to-prison pipeline” is a phrase that originates with certain scholars, activists, and organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Justice Policy Center, Advancement Project, and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). They describe this term as a widely used pattern in the United States which consist of pushing students, who are already at a disadvantage, out of school and into the American criminal justice system. The school-to-prison pipeline is the product of neglectful public institutions that improperly services students who might need extra educational or social assistance. The ending result is miseducation and mass incarceration. Therefore creating a vicious circle for many individuals and communities.

 

The school-to-prison pipeline begins in preschool. Even though Black children represent 18% of preschool enrollment, they represent 48% of preschool children receiving more than one out-of school suspension. Comparatively, White students represent 43% of preschool enrollment but only 26% of the preschool children who receive more than one out of school suspension. This pattern continues as Black students progress through school. Black students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than White students. On average, White students have a 5% suspension rate while Black students have a 16% suspension rate. Additionally, Black students, represent 16% of student enrollment and represent 27% of the students referred to law enforcement and 31% of the students who are subjected to school-related arrest. White student represent 51% of enrollment while 41% White of students are referred to law enforcement and 39% of those who are arrested.

 

How can teachers have a greater impact of averting the atrocities associated with adverse race relations in America?

 

Teachers can have a greater impact at eliminating adverse race relations in America by eliminating classroom racism (elcloomism). Elcloomism is accomplished by promoting positive racial teacher student classroom relationships (Properateasclaships).

 

Properateasclaships provides additional benefits for schools, teachers, and students. Having positive and caring relationships in schools increases resilience and protects children from academic failure, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, and destructive behavior and violence. Long-term teacher-student relationships result in increased teacher job satisfaction. Teachers who have positive feelings toward their students are more likely to have students reciprocate those positive feelings. Teachers who develop positive and personal relationships with students may prevent psychological development problems in their students. Students are more willing to develop positive relationships with teachers who tend to form close friendships with their students. Properateasclaships provides teachers an opportunity to eliminate adverse race relations with additional benefits.

 

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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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