Chapter 5 (social change dimesions)

Chapter 5 (social change dimesions) - Racism involves...

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Jacquelyn Magoc September 30, 2010 Social Change Dimension Social change in social work is a practice that is macro-orientated and does not look directly at the individual. When working with social change you work with categories such as ethnicity, oppression, social justice, community organization, and social and economic justice. To change something on the macro level you must have the community involved and take a great deal of action. Race is a contemporary term, refers to biological differences among groups of people. In the 19 th century science was what society was focused on and race became a big issue. Race in biological terms meant that you could judge people based on their economic status and classify people into groups making them superior to another. Race has developed over time from being strictly biological to now being political and social, making many assumptions about people solely about race. Because of the different types of race and distinctions it leads to racism.
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Unformatted text preview: Racism involves stereotyping people based on their race. There are many different types of racism but they are all sociological that promotes differential treatment of racial and ethnical groups. One type of racism is, individual racism, individual racism is one on one actions between two or more people involving negative attitudes and beliefs that people hold about persons from other groups. Macro level racism is called institutional racism. Institutional racism describes actions that occur in social intuitions and attitudes developed by the society. An example is how the criminal justice system treats African Americans different from the rest of the American people. Discrimination is linked with racism; discrimination is the prejudgment and negative treatment of people based on identifiable characteristics such as race, gender, religion, or ethnicity. Prejudice refers to the attitude, beliefs, and stereotypes that you hold about others....
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