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Open Access Thesis

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Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Our culture has been built by the white male philosophy and is responsible for the lack of cultural diversity in our society today. Even though steps have been take to eliminate racism, it continues to exist and is more prevalent in an unconscious form called male privilege and white privilege. These privileges allow white people, particularly white males, to take advantage of certain 'rights' which are inherent in our society simply because it has been largely defined by the white male.

Leaders need to break out of this type of thinking and be the catalyst for bringing this topic out into the open. Once discussions begin, then can leaders begin to help eliminate it and help society move forward in today's changing and diverse world.


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