Discussion 1: Voices of Diversity: Race and Ethnicity
How do you even begin to talk about race and ethnicity? And, specifically in a social work context, how do you broach these topics with clients, families, and communities? In 1994, eight American men of various backgrounds (African, Asian, European, and Latino descent) sat down together in a room to talk about race. What followed was a raw, emotional, and difficult conversation that peeled back the layers of racism’s impact. Although the Color of Fear film is decades old now, the need to talk about race remains.
For this Discussion, you view one such conversation among faculty and then analyze what you observed, considering the various perspectives and how they may inform social work practice.
· View the Voices of Diversity: Race and Ethnicity video showing Social Work faculty sharing perspectives and experiences related to race and ethnicity.
· Reflect on the video, identifying ideas, experiences, or statements that resonate with you, as well as strategies that were described.
By Day 03/16/2022
Analyze what you learned from the Voices of Diversity video regarding perspectives and experiences related to race and ethnicity. Specifically: Voices of Diversity
· What idea, experience, or statement resonated with you the most, and why?
· What is one strategy described in the video that you will apply toward your self-awareness and/or cultural competence? How might this strategy help when working with a client who is racially or ethnically different from you?
Initial Posting: Content
14.85 (49.5%) – 16.5 (55%) Initial posting thoroughly responds to all parts of the Discussion prompt. Posting demonstrates excellent understanding of the material presented in the Learning Resources, as well as ability to apply the material. Posting demonstrates exemplary critical thinking and reflection, as well as analysis of the weekly Learning Resources. Specific and relevant examples and evidence from at least two of the Learning Resources and other scholarly sources are used to substantiate the argument or viewpoint.
Follow-Up Response Postings: Content:
6.75 (22.5%) – 7.5 (25%) Student thoroughly addresses all parts of the response prompt. Student responds to at least two colleagues in a meaningful, respectful manner that promotes further inquiry and extends the conversation. Response presents original ideas not already discussed, asks stimulating questions, and further supports with evidence from assigned readings. Post is substantive in both length (75–100 words) and depth of ideas presented. Voices of Diversity
Readability of Postings
5.4 (18%) – 6 (20%)
Initial and response posts are clear and coherent. Few if any (less than 2) writing errors are made. Student writes with exemplary grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation to convey their message. Voices of Diversity
Sue, D. W., Rasheed, M. N., & Rasheed, J. M. (2016). Multicultural social work practice: A competency-based approach to diversity and social justice (2nd ed.). Jossey-Bass.
- Chapter 6: Racial/Cultural Minority Identity Development (pp. 151–177)
- Chapter 7: White Racial Identity Development (pp. 179–206)
- Chapter 12: Multicultural Organizational Change: Antiracist Practice and Social Justice (“Antiracist Practice and Social Justice” section, pp. 359–368 only)
National Association of Social Workers. (2020, June 10). Anti-racism now and forever more. https://www.socialworkers.org/News/News-Releases/ID/2187/Anti-Racism-Now-and-Forever-More
Walden University. (2021, March 18). A message on anti-Asian racism. https://www.waldenu.edu/news-and-events/walden-news/2021/3-18-a-message-on-anti-asian-racism
Center for Prevention MN. (2021, January 26). What is structural racism? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZllrF9EB-lY
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.
Science Animated. (2021, March 16). Navigating white privilege – the key to achieving anti-racism in social work [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rstAt9da4_k
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Voices of Diversity: Race and Ethnicity
Time Estimate: 17 minutes
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