Assignment: Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice Week 6 6051


Mercedes Diaz 

Walden University

SOCW 6051: Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice

Instructor Sherlina Thomas

July 11,2021

Assignment: Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice

Anti-oppressive social work means critically reflecting on your own cultural identities and how the social environment impacts these identities. Acknowledging power and privilege can be uncomfortable; however, with values of multiculturalism and social justice, social workers are committed to engaging in their own personal work and addressing social barriers clients may experience. Social workers view clients from a strengths-based perspective utilizing client strengths to support their goals, rather than pathologizing clients from the lens of the dominant culture.

For the past six weeks, you have learned about the social construction of social identities, structural inequality based on dominant and non-dominant groups, and oppressions based on sex, class, and race. While readings have continuously pointed out white privilege as the dominant group privilege, you also know that privilege is not equally distributed in groups. Intersecting identities creates unique experiences for clients. For this assignment, you draw from what you have been learning during the first part of this course and discuss strategies for anti-oppressive social work practice.

By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 3-page APA formatted paper in which you:

  • Explain the potential impact of      white privilege on clients from both dominant and minority groups      (consider impact of both positive and negative stereotypes).
  • Explain how intersecting      identities might impact an individual’s experience (for example,      race/ethnicity and gender, race/ethnicity and class, race/ethnicity and      ability, race/ethnicity and sexual orientation, race/ethnicity and class).
  • Providing specific examples,      explain how a social worker might utilize cultural strengths when working      with clients.
  • Describe 2-3 social work skills      and how a social worker might use them to engage in anti-oppressive work.
  • Support ideas in paper      with at least 2-3 course resources (please reference      specific chapters, not the entire textbook) and at least one additional      peer-reviewed article from the Walden library (not assigned in this      course) to support your ideas.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignment      using the naming convention “WK6Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)”      as the name.

Follow Rubric Please

Responsiveness to Directions

32.4 (27%) – 36 (30%)

Paper fully addresses all instruction prompts.


32.4 (27%) – 36 (30%)

Paper demonstrates an excellent understanding of all of the concepts and key points presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other sources, and discerning ideas. Paper demonstrates exemplary critical thought.

Competency Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice -Knowledge

5.4 (4.5%) – 6 (5%)

Student demonstrates knowledge of oppressive structures and an excellent understanding of the impact of privilege.

Competency Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice –Cognitive/Affective Process

5.4 (4.5%) – 6 (5%)

Student demonstrates excellent critical thought related to effects of intersecting identities, use of cultural strengths, and identification of skills to apply when practicing anti-oppressive social work.


32.4 (27%) – 36 (30%)

Paper is well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA style, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fully consistent with graduate-level writing style. Paper contains multiple, appropriate and exemplary sources expected/required for the assignment.


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