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Marital StatusXI’m a single African American and it looked upon you as a bad thing if your my age and still not married.PoliticalBeliefxI prefer not to discuss my political views. However, theprivileged in the U.S. is either Republican or Democratic. Many don’t actually know which they identify with based on actual beliefs of either party, they go off of political orientation within the home thatthey grew up.ReligionXI identify as Christian. Christians are identified as being oppressors not being oppressed in the United States. Although, everyone has their freedom of religion most societal views are based on Christianity.
Running Head: Journal Entry PART B:According to the preamble to the NASW (2017) Code of Ethics, “The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable,oppressed, and living in poverty.”However, addressing social oppression often means challenging our own positions of power and privilege. This can evoke difficult emotions, and there may be times you will want to disengage from the work. As a social worker, it is essential to engage in critical reflection so that unexamined personal bias does not negatively affect client interaction. Instructions: Based on your experience completing Part A, answer the reflective questions in the Table below. Responses should be short answer and demonstrate critical thought and self-reflection.QuestionResponseWhat feelings did you experience whenidentifying positions of privilege?Honestly, I found this a little difficult. I felt a sense of anxiousness and there was some uneasiness when identifying privilege. When reflecting back on the positions I identified as a privilege, I felt confident to know that I experience privilege in some way, however it was very educating to see that I am not as privilege as I thought I was, with really offends me.Why do you think you experienced these feelings?I think I experienced this because I had never actually took the time to think about breaking down who I am to recognize whether or not I was privileged or not. Recognizing the areas in which I actually do feel privileged had me in awe. The uneasiness came from thinking to myself “that’s not fair”.What feelings did you experience whenidentifying identities that may lack privilege?I was intrigued to see the area that I lacked privilege. I experienced feelings of curiosity and wanting more understanding. Why do you think you experienced these feelings?I feel that I experienced these feelings because of the pre-conceived thoughts. In some cases, the experience has become a part of the norm, so Ididn’t feel any type of way one way or another.