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Implicit Bias in Social Work: #MacroSW Chat – June 25, 2015

Hosted by @UBSSW – Pat Shelly, University at Buffalo School of Social Work

In this twitter chat, we will discuss implicit bias in the social work profession. What follows are some introductory thoughts. A compilation of remarks from the chat will be posted here after June 25th.

The terrorist hate crime and murders at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th was allegedly committed by a young white man who espoused racist, white supremist reasons as justification for his actions. He held overtly prejudiced beliefs, and acted with deliberate intention. Is racial prejudice evidence of an abnormal psychology? Was the suspect in the Charleston shootings mentally ill or a sociopath? Or is he a thug?

image courtesy of Notes from An Aspiring Humanitarian image courtesy of Notes from An Aspiring Humanitarian

One explanation for the basis for killings of African Americans in the U.S., particularly by law enforcement, has become more prominent in…

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