Identity, Diversity, and Anti-discriminatory Practice

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Essay #: 058327
Total text length is 9,862 characters (approximately 6.8 pages).

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Identity, Diversity, and Anti-discriminatory Practice
Introduction
I discovered that the process of working in a coalition group can be filled with unexpected developments and complexities. Power relations do not begin to be manifested in expected ways as in relations between a dominant sector as opposed to a weak and vulnerable sector of the group. The usual relations between the dominant and oppressed do not necessarily develop. For example, we expect problems between whites and blacks or other minority groups. However, in our group, the factor of race was irrelevant because we are all black women. At the same time, upon reflection I am still not dismissing race as a possible influence on the situation. There were very definite relations...
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.....essor and therefore remained as neutral as possible while pointing out the negative impacts. Above all, I stressed the need for self-reflection on all our relations with others.
References
Goldstein, T. (2000). Chris, Chris and Zak. AP/SOWK 2050 6.0A Identity, Diversity, and Anti-discriminatory Practice. York University, 138-149.
Heron, B. (2005). Self-reflection in critical social work practice: Subjectivity and the possibilities of resistance. AP/SOWK 2050 6.0A Identity, Diversity, and Anti-discriminatory Practice. York University, 341-351.
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