Encounters with Privilege and Multiculturalism

  • Richard Holody Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lehman College (CUNY), Bronx, NY

Abstract

A middle-aged, White male college professor teaches social work to students from multicultural backgrounds. The meaning and assumptions of privilege are examined by exploring diversity in every class. Just as social work practitioners "start where the client is," this social work educator "starts where the student is" and learns that variation and difference are the core of humanity.Copyright of Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is the property of Cleveland State University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.

Author Biography

Richard Holody, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lehman College (CUNY), Bronx, NY
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