By Lena Dominelli
In an absolutely up to date re-creation, Anti-Racist Social paintings explores the explanations why racism is still perpetuated in social paintings on either own and structural degrees. It identifies the 3 key varieties that racism assumes - own, institutional and cultural racism - and descriptions the advanced and dynamic techniques during which those engage and toughen one another. Drawing on case stories, perform directions and workouts, it proposes various ideas for college students and pros with the intention to let them to enhance abilities in struggling with racism of their daily perform.
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And he said he was joking! 36 Anti-Racist Social Work The failure of white social workers to take on board the specific conditions affecting black people has meant that they have colluded with the continued denial of their access to resources , dignity and justice. The following example also exemplifies this problem: An Afro-Caribbean woman left her two young children with their AfroCaribbean father to work temporarily on the Continent. Shortly after her departure, the man also found a job . He tried desperately hard to get help with the child care, but was not successful.
Publications by white academics, for example Rex, Tomlinson, Troyna, and Cashmore, have been criticised by Gilroy and others (CCCS, 1982; Gilroy, 1987) for presenting black people rather than racist social relations as the problem. Lawrence (1981) attacks black authors such as Foner, Khan, and Pryce for pathologising black cultures and reinforcing racist notions of black people as inadequate, unintelligent, 'rural and backward' . He also maintains that their writings condemn black people for being ill equipped to cope with white Anglo-Saxon British Introduction 15 society and endorse expectations that black people be contained and controlled so as not to disrupt the smooth operation of society as a whole (Lawrence, 1981).
How can we eliminate the institutional racism which bolsters and endorses our work? I address these complex questions by arguing that in Western societies, of which Britain is a key example, a commitment to countering racism becomes white people's starting point in acknowledging that they have a different relationship to racism from black people. From this, they can move on to recognise that they have different roles in the mutual project of dismantling it. White people's parameters are set by their position as perpetrators and beneficiaries of racist social relations, whether or not they engage directly in racist behaviour (Lorde, 1984).
Anti-Racist Social Work: A Challenge for White Practitioners and Educators by Lena Dominelli