“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (8/28/1963).
More than 50 years after Dr. King’s speech, individuals continue to use his words to justify their claim of being racially colorblind. Racial colorblindness is modern day racism and denies the racial disparities that continue to exist in various systems, including healthcare, education and the criminal justice system. In the helping profession, not only is it unrealistic to be racially colorblind, it is dangerous and does more harm than good. If you don’t see my color, you can’t see me. And if you can’t see me how can you empathize with my racial experiences, accept my whole being and validate my perspectives?
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Attendance and Location Details
Date and Time
Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CENTRAL TIME
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a). Explain why racial colorblindness is a racial microaggression that upholds white supremacy.
b). State the ethical implications of being racially colorblind in practice.
c). Identify 3 racial disparities that exist and the role in recognizing race in order to advocate and empower clients to fight against inequities.
d). Define cultural humility and explore strategies to increase interpersonal and intrapersonal cultural humility to improve rapport-building and alleviate further trauma.
Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers; Healthcare Workers.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW
Material Author(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW
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