Tag Archives: racism

NASW Mississippi Chapter supports removing Confederate symbol from state flag

News reports say there could be enough votes in the Mississippi legislation to remove the Confederate symbol from the state flag.

By Gwen Bouie-Haynes, PhD, LMSW Executive Director, NASW-MS Chapter and the Board of Directors-National Association of Social Workers-MS Chapter The National Association of Social Workers-MS Chapter (NASW-MS) strongly supports changing the state flag of Mississippi to move forward in the best interest of all Mississippians. Recent discussions surrounding systemic & structural racism, racially insensitive symbols, and figures in our society have ... Read More »

This Is Who We Are: Social Work is well suited to helping nation address Coronavirus, racism

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June 19, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Follow ... Read More »

Checking Our Biases and Moving Social Work Forward

I am writing to you during one of most difficult times I remember in this country of ours. We are the observers of a President who acts at times like a fascist dictator, not like a caring leader. He has fueled the flames of racism. As Americans, we can respect the office of the Presidency while being critical the man ... Read More »

NASW Kansas Chapter statement on standing up to racism

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Dear Friends/Colleague: Our hearts are heavy. Anger makes sense! Sadness makes sense! As our country mourns the death of George Floyd and offer prayers for his family. Those who knew George Floyd best say that he was a kind and gentle person. Many Black families are saying they are not only mourning the death of George Floyd, but watching in ... Read More »

Social work is grappling with two pandemics: COVID-19 and racism

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June 5, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve in this ever-changing and unsettling environment created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Follow ... Read More »

NASW New Mexico Chapter Statement on Standing Up Against Racism

“…little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”, Martin Luther King Jr. Greetings NASW New Mexico members members. I have spent a long time thinking about what type of statement I should write as the NASW-NM Chapter Executive Director. As ... Read More »

NASW Kentucky Chapter statement on recent protests to end racial injustice

    “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Dr. Martin Luther King   Peaceful protest, civil disobedience and the right to peaceful assembly are Constitutional rights that must be protected, without fear of retaliation, injury or death. Ongoing statements from those elected officials condemning protests and inciting violent action ... Read More »

The August-September issue of Social Work Advocates is out now

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: Undoing Racism: How the Social Work Profession is Working Toward Healing and Equality Institutional racism persists in the United States, affecting many people in communities of color. While nobody has all of the answers, the social work profession has ... Read More »