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Reflections of Racial Consciousness in Social Work

 

ABSTRACT

This article focuses on select reflections of a White social work student’s thoughts on racism within a historical, societal, and systems context. Topics discussed include prejudice, privilege, and power differentials within the White as helper, Black in need dichotomy. Research and personal outlook are interwoven to conclude that as agents of change, White social workers hold a unique responsibility in working towards an anti-racist agenda and confronting their own racist ways of knowing.

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