Assignment: Multiracial Discrimination

Multiracial Discrimination. Dalmage (2013) writes, “Parents and teachers  should be aware of the unique forms of discrimination faced by  multiracial children and the White supremacist system in which  discrimination flourishes” (p. 101). As social workers, we should be  aware of our own understanding of what it means to be multiracial in  society. This awareness includes a review of our own potential biases  that might exist. We need to challenge our own personal ideas about how  we categorize individuals and those assumptions that follow along with  those categories. Rather, we must respect our client’s experience as a  multiracial person in the world, beginning with asking him or her how  they would define themselves when completing an intake or assessment  form. Further, a social worker must be aware of the many forms of racism  and prejudice a person with a multiracial background might experience.  As Dalmage discusses, judgment comes from many sides with different  intentions and expectations. Being aware of the particular forms of  racism that a person who is multiracial will experience will give you  the ability to do your best to understand their experience and  empathize.

Assignment: Multiracial Discrimination

By Day 7

2- to 3-page.  Describe the impact of discrimination on individuals of multiracial  backgrounds. Describe the impact of biracial/multiracial or multiethnic  distinction on our society. Justify your response. How do these  distinctions relate to social work practice with individuals, families,  groups, and communities? Be sure to use APA formatting and references  from the Learning Resources and two additional peer-reviewed resources  from the Walden library about the discrimination against biracial and  multiracial individuals.