Why Social Work Needs to Double Down on Critical Race Theory

The current backlash against teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) in educational settings requires social work to take a strong public stance in favor of CRT as an analytic tool that contributes to racial justice and to oppose censorship.

A typical argument against CRT as divisive

The current movement to ban CRT is nothing more than backlash against racial progress, a blatant denial of the truth, and fear of power shifting away from Whiteness.

So what does all of this have to do with social work?

We need to be able to name and understand the many dimensions of racism and White supremacy that are deeply embedded in the systems and institutions in which we operate in order to dismantle them.



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