Master of Social Work
School for Social Work
Anti-racism, Anti-racism-Study and teaching (Graduate), Gentrification-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, Social work education, Social justice, Anti-racism curriculum, White social workers, Philadelphia
This research explores how white social workers who were exposed to anti-racism values during their social work education, execute these values while living in the gentrifying neighborhoods of North or West Philadelphia. Twelve white social workers participated in semistructured interviews in which they described their anti-racism education/training, their motivation for moving to North or West Philadelphia, and how they felt they translated the antiracism values that were learned or reinforced for them in their education into their lives in their gentrifying communities. The findings display the importance in equipping people with the tools to engage within their community and guide them towards living ethically within their community. This study postulates that committing to the lives of oppressed populations both in and out of the workplace could lead to the interruption of the systems and institutions that instigate and perpetuate gentrification.
Newman, Lauren Hope, "The translation of anti-racism values from the professional into the personal for white social workers who have lived in north or west Philadelphia" (2017). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.