Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions / Edition 1

Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions / Edition 1

by Joshua Miller, Ann Marie Garran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495004758

ISBN-13: 9780495004752

Pub. Date: 01/24/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning


With this fascinating text, you will start to analyze the social and psychological dynamics of racism and the implications it will carry for you as helping professional. Authors Joshua Miller and Ann Marie Garran investigate the many facets of racism in the United States, examining how racism exists not only outside of us, but inside of us as well. Human service…  See more details below

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With this fascinating text, you will start to analyze the social and psychological dynamics of racism and the implications it will carry for you as helping professional. Authors Joshua Miller and Ann Marie Garran investigate the many facets of racism in the United States, examining how racism exists not only outside of us, but inside of us as well. Human service workers must confront and challenge racism in both these areas. Those in the helping professions are ethically obligated to work for a society of fairness and social justice and to provide culturally responsive services to all clients, ensuring equal access and quality. The authors demonstrate that it is insufficient to solely focus on social structures, services, institutional practices, or on changing other people. They show that we must also look within and explore our own biases and blind spots which influence how we view ourselves and those whom we are committed to helping.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495004752
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/24/2007
Series:
Counseling Diverse Populations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
102,958
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents


1. Situating ourselves: Social Identity. 2. What is racism? 3. A brief history of racism in the United States and implications for the helping professions. 4. The web of institutional racism. 5. Why is it so difficult for people with privilege to see racism? 6. Social identity formation and group membership. 7. Intersectionality: Racism and other forms of social oppression. 8. Talking about race and racism. 9. Responses to racism in the community. 10. Confronting racism in agencies and organizations. 11. Cross-racial clinical work. 12. Teaching about racism. 13. Dismantling racism: creating the web of resistance.

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