Social work is institutionally racist – here’s how we fix it. – Make It Plain | Wayne Reid

Clearly, anti-racism in social work is not universally accepted as high importance or as urgently needed.  The response from the social work elite has been about as coherent, convincing and speedy as the Government’s response to COVID-19, the A-Level fiasco and the Windrush scandal combined.  However, the social work profession (like many others) is not broken.  What we are experiencing and witnessing has been designed.  If we truly want an equitable and inclusive profession that really encourages critical thinking, prioritises social justice and truly values diversity of service-users and staff – then we need to reimagine new structures, new systems and new discourses.  A paradigm shift!  Anything else is just papering over gaping tectonic plates. 

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