Black Lives Matter, and Yes, You are Racist: The Parallelism of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Associate Professor Henrika McCoy’s article Black Lives Matter, and Yes, You are Racist: The Parallelism of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries was published August, 2020 in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. The article is an examination of racism in America and cuts to the heart of many issues that social workers and the public are currently contending with. The article is the journal’s most requested article in 2020.

Dr. McCoy has adapted the ideas in the article into a powerful presentation that challenges social workers to confront white supremacy in social work practice, as well as in American society. On March 31, 2021, she conducted the presentation as a workshop for JACSW field instructors, and it received accolades from many of the attendees. Video of the presentation is available below.

Henrika McCoy

What is racial justice? A better starting point might be to talk about racial injustice, identify all the places injustice exists. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote from his jail cell in Birmingham, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’

Henrika McCoy  |  Associate Professor at JACSW

Video of the Presentation

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