Appropriately Uncomfortable: A Conversation Among Three Colleagues About Structural Oppression Focusing on Racism and the Need for Action
Keywords:oppression, racism, social work faculty, higher education
In this reflection, three social work colleagues discuss three different perspectives on one statement about racism. We detail our emotionally challenging conversations about racism, microaggressions, and the meaning of social justice in social work to build a different bond and sense of understanding. We delve into how we understand each other, our differing viewpoints on the murders of Black people in American society such as George Floyd, and our perspectives on social workers’ relationships to social justice, racism, and social change in the context of the 2020 turmoil.
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NARRATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL HELPING
Cleveland State University
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