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Title: AntiRacist Social Work Today


1
  • 10.
  • Anti-Racist Social Work Today

2
History of Race Relations
  • First Nations
  • Chinese Canadians
  • Japanese Canadians
  • Jews
  • Blacks in Canada

History of race relations in Canada is contains
numerous instances of racism
3
Shifting Immigration Patterns
4
Multiculturalism
  • 1971 Canada 1st country to adopt official
    multiculturalism policy
  • Meant to ensure cultural freedom, break down
    discrimination and build national unity
  • 1988 Multiculturalism Act reinforced policy

5
Human Rights Legislation
  • Canadian Bill of Rights in 1960.
  • Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982
  • Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment
    Equity Act 1986

6
Hate Crimes
  • When people are the target of violence solely
    because of who they are
  • Wide-spread problem in Canada, especially against
    Blacks, Jews and gays, and increasingly those who
    appear to be Arab or Islamic
  • Social workers work at community and legislative
    levels to combat

7
Three Levels of Racism
  • Personal Racism social attitudes and behaviours
    by individuals which ascribe inferior status on
    visible and racial minorities
  • Cultural Racism beliefs that "others" cultural
    or ethnic differences are inferior
  • Systemic Racism discriminatory policies,
    institutional practices and structures

8
  • Racism is the subordination of one
  • group by another using arbitrary
  • physical features such as skin colour.
  • It can occur at individual, institutional
  • or societal levels in the form of
  • attitudes, beliefs, policies or procedures.
  • Anti-racist social work is an approach
  • to practice that aggressively combats
  • racism on all three levels.

9
Definitions
  • Stereotype
  • Prejudice
  • Ethnicity or ethnic group
  • Culture
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Race
  • Visible minority
  • Racism
  • Discrimination
  • Systemic discrimination
  • Anti-racist social work

10
Anti-Racist Social Work
  • Goes beyond a recognition of personal racism
    recognizing that racism is rooted in wider
    institutions and structures in society

11
Anti-racism Analysis Tool
12
Using the Anti-Racist Tool
  • First Nations peoples are incarcerated at rates
    that are six to seven times higher than the
    overall provincial rate
  • Unpack this statistic using the Anti-racism tool
    to figure out HOW this happens
  • Look at the personal, cultural and systemic
    levels
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