The Need in Social Work Community Organizing: Responding to Oligarchy with Access & Math

#SWNext #SocialWorkNext #Oligarchy   The Nobel prize for Economics was announced Monday. It went to Angus Deaton for work highlighting the mechanisms that perpetuate the wealth gap between the rich and the poor. It reminded me of one of the most troubling moments ever as a social worker. I cringe when I hear another social worker state that they don't like Math, or w...
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The Empathy Solution for Racism, Sexism, Homophobia & The Co-opting of Fear

#SWNext #SocialWorkNext #JusticeOrElse #Empathy The Co-Opting of Fear Which is more powerful, hatred or fear? Hatred can motivate many intentional destruction of things that are disliked. But, fear creates more things to rail against from imagined visions of even unreasonable things that may be. Supremacy groups have long used fear as a way to recruit new members. This was ...
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The Need for Empathy: Including White Nationalists in the Solution to Racial, Sexual, and Homophobic Strife

#SWNext #JusticeOrElse #Empathy As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, many are asking the question, "How do you protest?" It's a call to wake up and remain aware of the challenges facing our nation and our world. It is a call to resist the distraction and sensationalism, to look deeper and discern the hidden/disguised motives and the core truths. It ...
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Jimmy Carter Quotes & the Environmental Supports for Oligarchy

#SWNext #SocialWorkNext Jimmy’s Quote Oprah Winfrey asked former President Jimmy Carter whether he could be president today. His response was vintage Carter: instructive and thoughtful as well as frank. “We’ve become now an oligarchy instead of a democracy. And, I think that has been the worst damage to the basic moral and ethical standards of America’s political system th...
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