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Unformatted text preview: ns & who loses? The more money is wasted and the more people are hurt More money expended Services that are not designed for the people who are service users Our services are classed and raced (white, middle/upper class) Avenue of social control rather than social change Compliance and silence instead of liberation and increased entitlement to voice and Key Elements of SelfAwareness
• Influences our ability to empathize & understand
• We will focus today on privilege (as opposed to oppression)
We are all socialized to be (dare I say it?) racist, classist, sexist, homophobic, ageist
– Need to perpetually “unlearn” the isms and know it is a lifelong task • We hold positional power (as workers in Triangle tool
(Focus of today) (Focus of other classes) (Focus of today) Introduction to Dominant Discourse
Equated with the “powerful ideas” on Triangle Tool
Synonyms = ideology, socialization, myths
Definition = set of meanings, images and/or statements that work together to construct who people are, without saying much
Not usually intentional but so “commonsense” that it...
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- Summer '12