Current Issues

““The 42nd Annual NYC LGBT Pride March 2011” photo by asterix611

The following collection of diversity-related articles and resources addresses current issues facing social work education and practice.   

Sneak Peak! 2014 APM Diversity Connect Sessions

The CSWE Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice (CDSEJ) and its Councils are showcasing a wide variety of topics and projects at the 2014 APM in Tampa, FL. 

Historically Underrepresented Groups

The CSWE Council on Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (CRECD) urges replacement of the term "minority" with "historically underrepresented groups".

Don't Blame the Teachers for the Racial Achievement Gap

Larry E. Davis (University of Pittsburgh) contends that poverty, not teacher or school performance, is the underlying reason for the widening racial achievement gap.

Reaching the Racial Tipping Point

Historically underrepresented groups are becoming a "psychological majority" in the words of Larry E. Davis (University of Pittsburgh). He explores the history leading up to the racial tipping point and what it means for the future of American society.

Behavioral Health Disparities Literature Review

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and NADD recently released a behavioral health disparities literature review with recommendations for how the social work profession can address these perennial inequities.


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