A Response To Ferguson: Systemic Problems Require Systemic Racism?

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Minorities deal with injustice every day. Can America learn from what they have done to cause minority to go through so much suffer? How can society be helped with systemic racism? To help solve the problem systemic racism teachers should educate the youth on historical events that shows minorities perspectives.
Not everyone would agree on the method to educate the youth like that. Some people might argue that to teach the youth about systemic racism from the perspective of minorities would be to teach them the bad behaviors. It would be teaching them about racism and to educate kids like that is not okay. Some people might also say, that along with re teaching “racism” the children would not understand the racial disparities relative to historical
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The Ferguson case is used in certain classroom to talk about the results of the case. But, to have a better understanding of the case, there needs to be a way to analyze the way the case was handled. Until a person experiences or sees how institutional racism happens, there won’t be an understanding of who or what it affects. To be the ones that “suffer from institutional racism” (Nesbit) is to go through a process that is brutal. Michael Brown was an 18-year-old African American man who was unarmed when he got shot by Police officer Darren Wilson. Darren Wilson was not charged due to the jury’s decision to clear him of the charges. The decision made by the jury caused a massive violent protest across the country. But the main cause of the Ferguson case was more on our societies “persistent systemic inequalities” (Powell). The reason for the protest was to voice out on who would protect the African American community from police or malice actions. The voices are of those who are a part of the “minority” group that wants society to face the consequences from every aspect of systemic failure(Powell). Understand that it’s not easy to be heard as a minority if they do not voice out and to have a child understand that means that they will listen. The youth will be the ears they need to be able to make a dent in society and change it. Systemic racism is a piece in society that could be changed and people refuse to do anything about it. If you really cared for a better future embrace the history of our past to create a better place for society to have norms that fully shape how we see people is what teachers should teach

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