Springer Publishing has announced the publication of the third edition of Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions. Co-written by Ann Marie Garran, M.S.W., Ph.D. '08, Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, M.A., M.S.W. '96, Ph.D. '03, former SSW Professor Hye-Kyung Kang, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D. and Professor Joshua L. Miller, M.S.W., Ph.D., the third edition includes new authors and updated chapters.
First written by Garran and Miller in 2007 to support SSW courses on racism, the book was intended to be comprehensive, covering all facets of racism from the historical, theoretical, institutional, interpersonal and professional perspective. Each chapter included exercises that could be used both in and outside of the classroom to apply the book's concepts.
Said Miller of the first edition, "Most books on racism only take on one of these topics; we tried to weave them together to show how racism is a comprehensive system of oppression both outside and inside of people, which seemed appropriate for a clinical social work program. We hoped to provide a curriculum for aspiring clinicians, community workers and social activists that would be meaningful whatever the racial identities of the practitioner."
The first two editions have been used in courses across the helping professions including psychology, midwifery and counseling programs.
The third edition includes two new authors, Rozas and Kang and substantially updated chapters. Additionally, a new chapter on immigration racism has been added and the third edition includes social movements like Black Lives Matter and the manifestation of racism and white supremacy during recent years.
This edition also includes an introduction by Black scholar Patricia Romney, Ph.D. The new edition is available now from Springer Publishing. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.