The thrust of this curriculum is to change the attitudes and the modus operandi of the victim. The curriculum targets the victims and is intended to teach the truth, develop acceptance of the truth and teach how to navigate in racial undercurrents. This navigation’s intent is to prevent students from becoming another statistic of the institutional racism that exist in our criminal justice system and to be knowledgable of the constitutional rights that are suppose to be guaranteed to every American citizen.
This curriculum will develop an awareness in students of the problems as they exist. The main focus of this unit will be to change students attitudes toward crime, develop a positive attitude towards law enforcement agents and remove the victimization mentality. The ultimate objective is to teach students at an early age the importance of not taking risk by engaging in inappropriate behavior which will place them at the mercy of a system which historically places them at risk.
This curriculum is designed to help students develop positive attitudes while interacting within a racist environment. Students will learn that they possess the power to either become or not become a statistic. Students will be empowered with knowledge to become proactive and preventative in their approach to crime.
Character building will be incorporated in this curriculum. Students must begin to learn and to internalize the positive governing morays and values which are the foundations upon which our laws are founded. Our young people must begin to be taught that like it or not certain rules, regulations and laws Bust be adhered to and that there is an appropriate means to effect change. Our children must realize that the consequences of incorrect approaches to bring about change are severs and in many cases life threatening economically, physically, mentally and spiritually.