Brief History Cultural Incompetence towards African Americans
In America, 63% of the populace are white Americans while the rest are Native American, Asian, Hispanic, African American, or Pacific Islander. By 2012, 13% of American residents identified themselves as African American (Belgrave & Brevard, 2014). Their history in America dates back to the Seventeenth Century when merchants ferried about 10 million Africans across the Atlantic Ocean as slaves. Apart from harsh working conditions in tobacco or cotton plantations, White masters denied these slaves cultural freedom. Slaves had to forgo their culture, hairstyles, religion, dress, ornament, and language among other cultural practices. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln passed a bill that granted all slaves freedom and full American citizenship (Metcalf & Spaulding, 2015). However, the legislature would later pass a series of draconic laws synonymo...
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According to NASW Code of Ethics, Sec 1.06c social workers must refrain from developing personal relationships with clients (Hawkins, 2015). The regulation acknowledges that transferring personal feelings between social worker and the client may influence the therapeutic process. The primary assumption is that regardless of culture, religion, or race people respond uniformly to interaction. For this reason, cultural bias should not arise between social workers and clients.
To sum up, in becoming culturally-relevant, social workers should acquire advanced education and try to apprehend the nature of social diversity (Hall & Lindsey, 2015). What is more, they must analyze past oppressions by race, religion, ethnicity, skin colour, disability, or gender. By examining past social injustices, a social worker is less likely to commit similar atrocities.
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