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Author Miller, Joshua (Joshua L.), author.

Title Racism in the United States : implications for the helping professions / Joshua L. Miller, Ann Marie Garran.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, [2017]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.8 M648R    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description xxi, 393 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Background : social identity and situating ourselves -- What is racism? -- A brief history of racism in the United States and implications for the helping professions -- The web of institutional racism -- Why is it so difficult for people with privilege to see racism? -- Social identity formation and group membership -- Intersectionality : racism and other forms of social oppression -- Racial dialogue : talking about race and racism -- Responses to racism in the community -- Confronting racism in agencies and organizations -- Cross-racial clinical work -- Teaching about race and racism -- Dismantling racism : creating the web of resistance.
Summary This comprehensive text thoroughly reviews the theories and history of racism, the sociology of and the psychology of racism, intergroup relations and intergroup conflict, and how racism is manifested institutionally, between groups, and between people, providing a unique view of the connections between these multiple perspectives. Readers can then apply this knowledge to their work as helping professionals. Students learn to explore their own biases and how they influence their view of themselves and others, which strengthens their work with future clients. Fulfilling NASW and CSWE cultural competency requirements, this book teaches socially just practices to helping professionals from any discipline. Many people want to dismantle racism but they do not know how. This book gets us closer to that goal. Using critical race theory as a conceptual framework, the text analyzes all levels of racism: personal, professional, institutional, and cultural. Integrating theory, research, and practice, racism is linked to other forms of oppression with an emphasis on how helping professionals can respond. Tips on how to facilitate racial dialogues are provided. Early chapters map out the contours of racism and later chapters emphasize how to dismantle it. Readers appreciate the book's sensitive approach to this difficult topic. Examples and exercises encourage insight into understanding racism, and insightful analyses offer strategies, solutions, and hope. Readers learn to respond to racism in all contexts including working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Racism -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Human services -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Racism -- prevention & control.
Social Identification.
Social Work -- ethics.
United States.
Human services -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00963400
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01123247
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Garran, Ann Marie, author.
ISBN 9780826148841 (paperback)
0826148840 (paperback)
9780826148858 (electronic book)
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