Addressing Racism : Facilitating Cultural Competence in Mental Health and Educational Settings

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  • Copyright: 2006-07-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Learn to identify and combat unintentional and overt racismThis provocative book identifies and addresses racism in mental health and educational settings, providing proven strategies for overcoming this stubborn barrier to culturally competent practice. While addressing overt forms of racism, the book also explores and sensitizes practitioners to covert and unintentional forms of racism that may be equally detrimental in denying persons of color access to unbiased, high-quality education and mental health care.Despite the dismantling of overt racist policies, such as segregated schooling, and the implementation of policies aimed at remedying racial inequities, such as affirmative action, racism continues to persist in American society. Drs. Madonna Constantine and Derald Wing Sue, two of the leading researchers and advocates for multicultural competence, have collected sixteen thought-provoking and challenging chapters on the many ways that racism can affect a practitioner's interactions in mental health and school settings. These contributions collectively bring to the forefront highly charged issues that need to be discussed, but are too often hidden away.The book is divided into four parts: What Do We Know about Racism? Racism in Mental Health Contexts Racism in Educational Settings Eradicating Racism: Future Directions Faced with the responsibility of understanding multiple oppressions and the intersections of racism with sexism, classism, and heterosexism, mental health practitioners and educators must be vigilant of their personal role in perpetuating racism. This collected work will help you identify forms of racism, both within yourself and the systems you work in, and then implement strategies to eliminate them.

Table of Contents

What Do We Know about Racism?
Racismin Mental Health and Education Settings: A Brief Overview
The Invisible Whiteness of Being: Whiteness, White Supremacy, White Privilege, and Racism
Racism in Mental Health Contexts
Institutional Racism against African Americans: Physical and Mental Health Implications
The Intersection of Racism and Immigration: Implications for Educational and Counseling Practice
Linking Poverty, Classism, and Racism in Mental Health: Overcoming Barriers to Multicultural Competency
Intersections of Sexism and Heterosexism with Racism: Therapeutic Implications
Healing Collective Wounds from Racism: The Community Forum Model
Racism in Educational Settings
The Impact of Racialized Schools and Racist (Mis)Education on African American Students' Academic Identity
"Nice Kids," the N-Word, and Signs of Respect: Culturally Relevant Knowledge of Urban Youth
Racism and Racial Harassment in Schools
Eliminating Deficit Orientations: Creating Classrooms and Curricula for Gifted Students from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
Tracing Institutional Racism in Higher Education: Academic Practices of Latino Male Undergraduates
Guidelines for Evaluating the Racial and Cultural Environment of Graduate Training Programs in Professional Psychology
Eradicating Racism: Future Directions
Five Antiracism Strategies
In Liberty and Justice for All: A Comprehensive Approach to Ameliorating the Complex Problems of White Racism and White Superiority in the United States
The Pursuit of Social Justice and the Elimination of Racism
Author Index
Subject Index
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