ERIC Number: ED043910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-15
Reference Count: 0
The Student Personnel Worker's Commitment to Eliminating Racism.
Harper, Frederick D.
The U. S. Commission on Civil Disorders concluded that American society and its schools are racist. This position paper reasons, therefore, that white students and professional personnel are likely to be racist. Individual racism and institutional racism victimize black and white people and retard their adjustment and progress. Systems are interrelated and interdependent, they affect each other. Individuals affect systems and systems affect individuals. In determining possibilities for change, we have looked at fragments of black and white behavior as they might exist in the university system. As a general implication, counselors and other professional personnel must make commitments in the form of action in changing themselves and in changing the university. Some specific commitments follow in the form of recommendations for immediate action. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: Presented at National Association of Personnel Workers Convention, Tallahassee, Florida, February 15-18, 1970