IntroductionWeek5Diversity

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Diversity Issues in Social  Work Related to social work values Dignity of the individual Egalitarian principles of justice for all Related to concerns for oppressed and  vulnerable populations Expressed in practice at all levels Individuals, families,groups, neighborhoods,  communities  In keeping with “strengths perspective”  -diversity is celebrated
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Discrimination: the “isms” Many forms – similar dynamics Racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, elitism  (classism), handicapism  From bias to prejudice to oppression towards  groups considered inferior Basis for individual, organizational, and societal  behaviors that restrict or reduce a person’s or  group’s resources, opportunities and well being Maintains status and interests of dominant group  through power rather than authority
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Effects of Injustice/Discrimination Oppression – collective injustice  perpetrated by those who dominate by 
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course SWRK 100 taught by Professor Shannoncooper-sadlo during the Spring '10 term at Saint Louis.

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