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Hurricane Katrina Revealed Many Social and Environmental Problems that already existed in New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina reveals how issues that affect people’s lives are brought to our attention after natural disasters. These problems include the impact of damage to the environment, race and class. When the natural landscape ...
There Is a Foreign Credentials Crisis in Canada
Canada’s policymakers need to develop a better strategy for recognizing the credentials of foreign trained professionals and acknowledge the racial dimension of discriminatory hiring practices.
Eating Disorders Are Experienced Differently According to Culture
Treatment and research must address difference in order to support racialized and ethnic women with eating disorders. For many, working on family relationships is essential. Family attitudes and actions impact the way many ...
Anti-racism Is an Important Approach for Social Workers to Use with Members of Diverse Ethnoracial Communities
Anti-racism is a helpful tool that may be used to improve services for ethnoracial communities. It allows social workers to assess and intervene in their clients’ lives more effectively. This involves looking at the way ...
Social Work Is a Form of Professional Imperialism between the Global North and Global South
Students in the field of social work have the opportunity to gain international experience. However, their encounters with the global South can re-enforce global inequalities. While the intent is to support human rights, ...
The Study of Poverty Has a Long Connection to the History of Racism and Racial Knowledge
Social welfare policies are shaped by the way poverty has been viewed in history. When social policies today are studied in separation from studying the past, it erases their long connection to race and the impact on women’s ...
Race and Gender Impacts Women in Poverty
Lone mother families experience poverty as a result of specific factors such as race and gender. These factors disadvantage them in society and calls for further studies to find solutions.
Barriers Exist for Newcomers to Access Spaces for Sport and Recreation
Newcomers and other groups experience barriers from being active in sports and physical activity. This is a result of institutional racism. Many spaces do not address the varied and distinct needs of different groups, ...
The Topic of Race Is Absent from Canada's List of the Social Determinants of Health
The Social Determinants of Health in Canada must include race on the list of factors that affect health. If we use race as a tool to look at inequalities in health, it allows us to see structural problems that limit access ...
African American Women Have a Disadvantage When It Comes to Cancer Care
Race has an impact on breast cancer treatment and survival. Non-Hispanic white women are more likely to survive breast cancer than African American women. Younger women are especially vulnerable. They tend to lack adequate ...