People's Theory Of The Critical Race Theory

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The Critical Race Theory’s framework is a tool to assess how structural inequalities and social institutions produce an oppressive and discriminatory environment for minorities in America (Salas et al, 2010). The Theory’s use of critical thinking helps Social Workers understand and identify the target problem, and to examine how people’s history and culture have influenced, or been influenced by, past and current policies that create inequality in America (Suet et al, 2007). It also encourages Social workers to be aware of their distinct privileges, disadvantages, beliefs, values, biases, and stereotypes that they hold, so they can understand how this affects the work that they do with their clients. It is essential to apply all this knowledge to develop a plan to assist clients effectively, and to address social change and social injustice (Salas et al, 2010). In addition, incorporating Critical Race Theory in the work that Social Workers do is essential to address the concept of color-blindness to challenge institutional racism (Abrams & Moio 2009). Awareness of racism and how minorities must navigate the daily challenges it poses a critical component of social justice work. Furthermore, CRT also acknowledges how Institutional racism is a reflection of power that maintains social divisions, structural disadvantages, and inequality and how it brings material, physical, and psychological advantages to the mainstream society (Abrams & Moio 2009). For example, immigration
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