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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beyond Teaching Them to Fish: Macro Social Work Economic Strategies

It’s a common Introduction to Social Work question. But, I am not sure that all educators provide the most complete answer. Most helping professions include a person-in-environment perspective. Holistic assessment including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual considerations actually began in medical care, not social work. So, What’s the difference between social work and other helping […]