How can teachers avoid classroom discipline that results in classroom racism?

In a recent article, it was determined that a number of California schools were guilty of racism due to the classroom discipline associated with Black and Hispanic students. The disciplinary data was retrieved from the Californian Department of Education. It would have helped those schools districts to use the Raccelerate Racism Formula in conjunction with the Raccelerate Racism Scale as tools to determine their progress with reducing classroom discipline.

The Raccelerate Racism Formula and the Raccelerate Racism Scale are products of the Raccelerate Phenomenon. The Raccelerate Phenomenon was developed by Dr. Derrick L. Campbell in September, 2014.

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 Raccelerate Phenomenon has an impact on the education, unemployment, incarceration, and poverty level of Black men. Presently there are over 125 million and 20 million White women and Black men respectively in the United States. The graduation rate for White women is 88%. the graduation for Black men is 52%. The unemployment rate for White women is 7.1%. The unemployment rate for Black men is 13.3%. The prison rate for White women is 15%. The prison rate for Black men is 64%. The poverty rate for White woman is 11.6%. The poverty rate for Black men is 35%.

There were several schools districts that were identified as racist because they were over disciplining Black students. At this time they remain anonymous. According to the following chart the schools/school district would have had the following ratings according to the Raccelerate Racism Scale.

School/School District Number of Students Suspended Total Number of Students Raccelerate Racism Scale Rating Possible Racial Problem
School A 6,181 15,080 4.5 Extreme
School B 3,499 39,486 3.0 High
School C 1,103 14,009 5.5 Extreme
School D 2,731 13,200 3.8 High
School E 2,913 17,442 5.6 Extreme
School F 2,374 30,256 2.9 Moderate
School G 1,822 62,451 5.4 Extreme
School H 2,333 31,122 5.1 Extreme
School I 1,059 13,401 2.9 Moderate
School J 600 1,117 6.0 Extreme
School K 808 5,276 5.6 Extreme
School L 582 12,459 5.4 Extreme
School M 856 47,031 1.4 Slight
School P 582 12,459 2.3 Moderate
School Q 856 47,031 1.4 Slight
School R 897 19,356 2.3 Moderate
School S 577 6,847 5.5 Extreme
School T 539 10,240 2.5 Moderate
School U 447 4,637 3.1 High

The Raccelerate Racism Formula provides schools a formula for determining classroom discipline that is associated with alleged racism against students in their school or school district. The symbol for the Raccelerate Racism Formula is denoted: RRF

School Version

RRF = In ((Number of Students Suspended)/ Total Number of Students) + 5.4

In = Natural Log

The Raccelerate Racism Scale is a 0 to 10 numerical scale.

RRF Possible Racial Problem
0-1 No
1-2 Slight
2-3 Moderate
3-4 High
4-10 Extreme

Teacher Version

RRF = In ((Number of Student Discipline Referrals)/ Total Number of Students) + 5.4

In = Natural Log

The Raccelerate Racism Scale is a 0 to 10 numerical scale.

RRF Possible Racial Problem
0-1 No
1-2 Slight
2-3 Moderate
3-4 High
4-10 Extreme

 

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For teachers, I recommend using The Raccelerate Racism Formula and the Raccelerate Racism Scale at least on a monthly basis to gauge any implications of classroom racism that result from classroom discipline. This will provide teachers with an early warning system that they can use and make adjustments throughout the school year. Many teachers are caught off guard when they become the blame. The Raccelerate Formula and the Raccelerate Racism Scale will help teachers to be reflective in their practice and avoid the blame associated with classroom racism that results from classroom discipline.

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About Classroom Racism Management Specialist

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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