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Tag Archives: racism

NASW Mississippi Chapter calls for removal of Cindy Hyde-Smith from ballot for U.S. Senate

Cindy Hyde-Smith

The National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter is calling for the immediate removal of candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith from the ballot for the U. S. Senate. Hyde-Smith, a white Republican from Mississippi, was at a speaking engagement in Tupelo and responded to praise about her from host with “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the ... Read More »

NASW Maine official urges residents challenge threats, racially charged statements from Gov. LePage

As the executive director of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), I feel obliged to speak out against social injustice and blatant racial stereotyping whenever or wherever it occurs. NASW is the largest social worker professional organization in the nation with 130,000 members and nearly 1,000 members in the state of Maine. Since its inception, ... Read More »

In aftermath of shootings, NASW Louisiana Chapter statement calls on social workers to help bridge divisions in our society

For the second time in less than two weeks, the Louisiana Chapter of NASW (NASW-LA) offers its deepest condolences to families in our community who have lost loved ones. This time, we extend our sincere sympathy to the families of law enforcement officers Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola, and Matthew Gerald who were killed by the senseless ambush of law enforcement ... Read More »

Latino Critical Perspective in Social Work

Social workers are challenged to broaden their perspectives and cultural competencies when dealing with clients, particularly clients from cultures that differ from the social worker’s home culture. Often it is helpful to bring in new theoretical perspectives when a social worker is dealing with a client from, for instance, a Latin American culture. In this case, Latino Critical Perspective, or ... Read More »

Social workers discuss ways to undo racism

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Racism triggers deep emotions in the U.S. It is a word with different meanings for diverse populations. It can bring about shame and avoidance for some and justifiable resentment for others. Can some good happen from the racial tension of today? Social workers with experience in this area believe it can. But they say ... Read More »

NASW: Nation must do more to address racism in aftermath of Sterling incident

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for imposing a lifetime ban and $2.5-million fine on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racist and demeaning remarks about African Americans. However, NASW recognizes more work must be done to end racism that is deeply ingrained in our nation’s social systems, communities and institutions, including ... Read More »