How to reduce controversial disproportionate student discipline in schools?

Disproportionate student discipline has a correlation to the perception of physical attributes which are highlighted by many media sources. The results are problematic for schools that desire to eliminate the perception of racism. Schools can eliminate disproportionate discipline by utilizing Dr. Campbell’s latest inventions – The Raccelerate Formula and The Raccelerate Continuum.

According to the article, People often see black men as larger and stronger than white men, even when they’re not study says, the American Psychological Association Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published findings that reveal why Black men are stereotyped by Whites.

The study found that nonblack participants were prone to believing that black men are more capable of physical harm than white men of the same size. It was also noted that nonblack observers believe that police would be more justified in the use of force on these black men, even if the men are unarmed, than on their white counterparts.

The article is problematic for two reasons. The first problem is that the article fails to provide what has caused these perceptions that are detrimental to Black men. Secondly, the article fails to provide a solution. What good is this information without a solution? It can only contribute and in many cases validate the actions of those who continue to contribute to the demise of Black men.

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How do non Blacks develop perceptions that lead to disproportionate discipline in schools? 

The development of disproportionate student discipline begins with how the color of black is portrayed. For example, I am a fan of Spider Man. I remember one movie where for a short period of time that Spider Man became evil. When he transformed into an evil character, his costume turned black. Even the element that contributed to him turning evil was the color black. When Spider Man returned to his original ways, his uniform it turned red.

If you evaluate the differences, it could indicate that black is bad and the red that normally represents the KKK or being a Nazi is good. Other symbols of hatred that are associated with red include the confederate flag and the swastika.

The results of this media induced color code system is consistent with the Raccelerate Phenomenon developed by Dr. Campbell. The Raccelerate Phenomenon has roots in Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that when one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body. In elementary terms, Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

The Raccelerate Phenomenon follows the same principle as Newton’s Third Law of Motion in that whenever there is a perceived infringement by a Black male against a White female there is an negative overreaction portrayed in the media. Specifically, the Raccelerate Phenomenon states that for every action that a Black male takes against a White female there is an elevated negative reaction towards Black men. The Raccelerate Phenomenon is the cause for many of the racial tensions between Blacks and Whites.

The two solutions for the Raccelerate Phenomenon are the Raccelerate Formula and using the Raccelerate Continuum which helps educators engage in safe discussions about race and racism.

The Raccelerate Formula is a formula developed by Dr. Derrick L. Campbell to eliminate disproportionate discipline which contributes to the perception of racism. The Raccelerate Formula is free and provides schools and teachers an opportunity to reflect on their practice before challenges associated with disproportional discipline surface.

The Raccelerate Continuum contains six categories for discussion. Those six categories are teacher discrimination, Black and Hispanic student beliefs, school-student racial disparity, discrimination in the classroom, teacher-student verbal behaviors, and teacher-student nonverbal behaviors. When the Raccelerate Continuum is used properly, it helps educators to have safe discussions regarding racism and therefore improve the education for all students. Schools can reduce controversial disproportionate discipline by utilizing The Raccelerate Formula and the Raccelerate Continuum.

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Dr. Derrick L. Campbell, Ed.D.
www.positiveracialrelationships.com
PO Box 4707 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

         
Author of Promoting Positive Racial Teacher Student Classroom Relationships and Promoting Positive Racial Teacher Student Classroom Relationships: Methodology

The Raccelerate Phenomenon

Treasures of Hidden Racism in Education

               

“Dr. Campbell did his part and now all we have to do is run with it.”
~ Tom Coleman ~
Woodstown-Pilesgrove Public Schools Superintendent of Schools

 

“The model that you use to analyze teacher-student relationships is a good one for most school districts”.

~ Joe Vas ~ Perth Amboy Mayor


“Dr. Campbell’s Cultural Relationship Training Program is comprehensive, informative, and should be required training for all schools”

~ Darrell Pope ~ Hutchinson Kansas NAACP President

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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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