How does an NASW publication interact with intersectionality theory?
The NASW has addressed institutional racism, also known as structural racism, as the phenomenon in which
widespread, systemic practices demonstrate ingrained and often unconscious societal tendencies. Institutional
racism enables roadblocks to the advancement of large groups of people based upon their racial identities.
As you read, consider how the publication frames institutional racism, in particular the role played by
intersectionality in this framing.
For this Discussion, you review the publication “Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A Call to
Action” from a perspective rooted in intersectionality.
Post a critique of at least two aspects of the publication “Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A
Call to Action.” One critique must specifically address intersectionality. Support your critiques with references to
the Learning Resources.
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