www.sweduacts.wordpress.comA loosely-affiliated open group of social work educators in the United States and Canada who are united in our wish and effort to engage together in anti-racist practice. In October 2020, we organized a national social work teach-in on police brutality as a form of structural racism. Hundreds of students, staff and faculty. . . participated. Our current work focuses on creating supportive spaces for social work educators to improve their practice around teaching about race, racism, anti-racist practice, Whiteness, privilege, oppression and the like.
https://www.racismiscontagious.comAs the COVID-19 virus spreads, Asian Americans have become targets for verbal and physical assaults. Disregarded as anomalistic incidents, many still don’t believe the onslaught being experienced by hundreds, if not thousands, across the country and the globe. With this site, we will provide publicly accessible resources for visualizing the data associated with these attacks to tell our story, encourage those who feel alone to speak, and to help spearhead actionable change. AAC has created this manual in an effort to combat the recent surge in anti- Asian violence happening worldwide. This manual provides historical context, guidelines, resources, bystander, contacts, intervention. AAC will use this guide as an educational toolkit for communities to access as well as improving racial equity between all communities of color.
https://caasf.orgChinese for Affirmative Action employs multiple strategies to create change. At the grassroots level, we conduct direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement programs that nurture and harness the ability of community members to participate fully in civic life. At the systemic level, we lead policy advocacy and strategic communications initiatives towards a more just, equitable, and compassionate society. Throughout our work we seek to start, build, and foster networks that nurture, strengthen and sustain progressive movements.
https://www.advancingjustice-chicago.orgAsian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago builds power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity.
https://www.standagainsthatred.orgTELL YOUR STORY. HELP US TRACK HATE.
An Asian Pacific American Hate Crime
Response Guide
https://advancingjustice-la.orgAdvancing Justice-LA is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. 


Hate Crimes against Asian Americans

Using 1992–2014 data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the present study examines the nature and characteristics of hate crimes against Asian Americans by comparing them with those of hate crimes against African Americans and Hispanics. Minority-general and minority-specific models are proposed to guide the analysis. The findings are mixed. The analyses of all victim-related and most offender-related variables show similarities of hate crimes against Asian Americans to those against African Americans and Hispanics. These findings provide support for the minority-general model. Offenders’ race and all incident-related variables of hate crimes against Asian Americans, however, differ significantly from those of hate crimes against African Americans and Hispanics. These significant differences provide support for the minority-specific model.
Teaching About Racial and Ethnic Diversity in
Social Work Education: A Systematic Review
Little of social work literature provides evidence of best teaching practices for preparing social work students to work with clients from historically excluded racial and ethnic groups. A systematic literature review was conducted to assess studies published in the United States during the 10-year period (2007–2016) that examined: (1) social work educators’ pedagogical interventions for teaching about racial and ethnic diversity, (2) components of those interventions, (3) methodological designs to evaluate the interventions, and (4) the students’ learning outcomes. Following the systematic review protocol, the authors identified and assessed twenty-five studies (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods). The studies reflected a variety of teaching interventions, such as diversity courses and projects,
instructional technology, and cultural immersion programs. While many reported positive student learning outcomes, as a whole, the studies lacked
methodological rigor and sound theoretical grounding. Although social work education attempts to prepare students for multicultural practice, the field lacks an intentional and systematic approach to teaching about racial and ethnic diversity and evaluating learning outcomes in social work students. There is an urgency to expand the empirical evidence on social work diversity education, particularly concerning teaching about race, racism, and Whiteness.
Confronting Whiteness: White U.S. Social Work
Students’ Experiences Studying Abroad in West
Inadequate attention to race, racism, and Whiteness in social work education ineffectively prepares White students to work with historically excluded racial and ethnic groups, and undermines the profession’s fundamental commitment to social justice. This article presents experiences of eight White social work
students confronting race, racism and Whiteness during a study abroad program in West Africa. The students’ learning experiences included exposure to historical White dominance and exploitation through visiting former slave trade sites, connecting with modern African culture, and interactions and dialogue with their African American and African peers. This case study uncovers a continuum of students’ reactions and outcomes, including avoidance, defensiveness, White humility, and a pull toward anti-racism advocacy. As a co-creator in this work, the White researcher exposes her experiences relating to the students. Findings suggest that engagement with critical Whiteness pedagogy and skilled management of students’ emotional responses are crucial teaching strategies for social work educators.
Privilege as Privileging: Making the Dynamic and Complex Nature of Privilege and Marginalization AccessiblePrivilege is one of the central constructs social work educators reference to increase self-awareness and concern about inequality, but it is often over- simplified. This article argues how the concept of privilege can be made more credible to learners by anchoring it to everyday business-as-usual deci- sion making, stereotyping, and various ideologies. Using a modified definition of privilege as privileging, and elaborating the definition of opportunity, the article describes the connections between opportunity distribution decisions, content of stereotypes, and belief systems, showing how educators can help students connect privileging at the individual and interpersonal levels to group-based inequality and sociocultural phenomena. The article also shows how using the privileging concept map can help students identify subtler contemporary examples of privileging and marginalization.
White Space(s) and the Reproduction of White SupremacyIn the past two decades, social scientists have begun to explicitly interrogate the racialized economic, political, cultural, and ideological mechanisms of social space. This work interrogates the overt and covert racial organization of social spaces and the ways in which systemic White supremacy is facilitated by racialized space. Drawing on and synthesizing that work we explicate a critical theory of White space, explicating how geographical, physical, cultural, and ideological social spaces reproduce a racialized social structure organized by White supremacy. We argue that White spaces are integral to racialized social systems and global anti-Black racism in ways that not only normalize the existing racial and social order but ensures Whites’ fantasy(ies) of complete dominion over place and space, as well as control over brown and Black bodies.
Coloniality and Intersectionality in Social Work Education and PracticeThe history of social work education is deeply entangled with the structures of White supremacy and coloniality. Through an analysis of coloniality, the system from which social work operates, this article outlines an alternative framework of intersectionality, which decodes the dominant discourse in relation to power, privilege, White supremacy, and gender oppression. The framework of inter- sectionality moves professional social work pedagogy and practice from the trenches of coloniality toward decoloniality. The concepts of intersectionality and critical consciousness are operationalized to demonstrate how social work education can effect structural and transformational change through de-linking from its white supremacists roots.
The Five Refusals of White SupremacyMills (1997: 18) describes as the “epistemology of ignorance” among whites themselves, serving to preserve a sense of self as decent in the face of privileges depend- ent upon obvious injustices against (nonwhite) others. These are points at which white ignorance must be actively maintained in order to preserve both a sense of the self and of the wider structures of white privilege and dominance. There is a refusal of the humanity of the other—and a willingness to allow violence and exploitation to be inflicted.
It’s okay to be White: laundering White supremacy through a colorblind victimized White race- consciousness raising campaignIn 2017 users on the 4chan messaging platform concocted a scheme to launder their white supremacist messaging into the mainstream racial dis- course. The campaign, proclaiming “It’s Okay to be White,” traveled from 4chan to traditional media and onto social media platforms where the message’s merits were discussed and debated within the vernacular racial discourse happening online. In this qualitative analysis of YouTube videos, where the vloggers express support for the sentiment that “it’s okay to be white,” I find that the vloggers employ strategic engagement with certain frames of colorblindness while avoiding others. I find that the originators of the “it’s okay to be white” campaign were successful in laundering their message onto YouTube and that the vloggers who offer alternative, con- servative perspectives on news, media, and pop culture deployed the same strategies of colorblind racetalk as did those who are recognized and self-proclaimed far-right white nationalists and members of the alt-right. This finding offers insight into how colorblindness is strategically produced to slip white supremacist messaging into political and pop culture dis- courses as a way to gain support for white supremacist ideologies.


TitlesAuthor/Editor(s)Short summary
Black Feminist Politics: From Kennedy to TrumpDuchess HarrisA new edition which deepens the considerations of sexuality and gender identity in Black feminist politics and explores the role of digital organizing in setting the terms of contemporary political struggles.
Racism and Mental Health: Prejudice and SufferingKamaldeep BhuiInvestigates the impact of racism in mental health settings, covering clinical encounters and the broader picture of service provision.
Critical Multiculturalism and Intersectionality in a Complex WorldSloan, Joyner, Stakeman, SchmitzGuides the reader through a process of critical self-reflection that allows for examination of social identities, biases, and experiences of oppression and privilege. Offers some international perspective.
Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness across the DisciplinesCrenshaw, Harris, HoSang, LipsitzEvery academic discipline has an origin story complicit with white supremacy. This book challenges scholars and students to see race again, showing how colorblindness compromises the capacity of the disciplines to effectively respond to contemporary crises.
Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle ClassIan Haney LópezA sweeping account of how veiled racial appeals agitate white voters. Rejecting any simple story of malevolent and obvious racism, this work focuses on the racist politics which inform racist policy.
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial DivideCarol AndersonBriefly clarifying white aggression from Reconstruction to the Obama era, this book seeks to illuminate the widespread and unspoken nature of white rage and its effects in the United States.

Anti-Oppressive Social Work Theory and PracticeLena DominelliThis book argues that anti-oppressive practice is a realistic goal for those professional who intervene in situations aimed at promoting people’s well being.
Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice: Building Transformative Politicized Social WorkDonna BainesExplores how to translate anti-oppressive theory into everyday social work practice and how to “do” politicized, transformative social work.
Race, Equity, and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher EducationTuitt, Haynes, StewartThis book illuminates the global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies and demonstrates how their application can transform the teaching and learning process and promote more equitable outcomes among all students but especially racially minoritized students.
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