1 ), 33 – 46 H u m a n i t i e s

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Assignment 1: Journal Entry:Intersection and Religious Discrimination

When pieces
of cloth are sewn together, you might have trouble discerning the
individual pieces of cloth that make the final garment, but by looking
carefully, you can find the seams. You may have experienced similar
difficulty in the first week of this course when asked to explore the
individual aspects of culture that combine to create your unique
self-identity. Forms of oppression can come together often in almost
imperceptible ways to form the complex environment in which you and your
clients live and interact. As a social worker, you must examine
carefully the intersections between religious discrimination, sexism,
classism, and racism so you can respond accordingly.

To prepare: Consider this week’s resources that describe how religion intersects with other forms of oppression.

your response to those resources and analyze what you think is the role
of religion in reinforcing sexism, classism, and racism.

As a social worker, how can you address these issues on a micro and macro level?

Assignment 2: Race, Empowerment, and Cultural Competence

The ideas,
attitudes, values, and beliefs with which people are surrounded as they
grow up inform their perceptions about themselves and their place in the
world. Family and religious systems are usually the first place that
people get messages about themselves and others. Those messages can be
positive and illustrate how important it is to embrace difference, or
they can be full of hate and intolerance. For this Assignment, consider
how your own ideas about race and ethnicity have been influenced by
those around you.

Submit a 2-page paper that answers the following question:

does your family and religious systems lead to your ideas about your
own racial ethnic group as well as the racial and ethnic group of

sure to address the concepts of ethnocentric practice, empowerment and
cultural competence. Please use the Learning Resources to support your

References (use at least 2)

Cristol, D., & Gimbert, B. (2008). Racial perceptions of young children: A review of literature post-1999. Early Childhood Education Journal, 36(2), 201–207.

  • Patcher,
    L. M., Szalacha, L. A., Bernstein, B., & Garcia Coil, C. (2010).
    Perceptions of racism in children and youth: Properties as a self-report
    instrument for research on children’s health and development. Ethnicity & Health, 15(1), 33–46.

Zastrow, C. H., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2016). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

  • Chapter 5 (pp. 254-294)

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