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The Road to Becoming an Antiracism Organization

Susan E. Donner and Joshua Miller

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195159226
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893843 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0010
The Road to Becoming an Antiracism Organization

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This chapter proposes a broadly sketched road for human service agencies, which also assume that mitigating the impact of racism may go some distance in helping them achieve whatever their central goals are. It suggests a framework for becoming an anti-racism organization. It draws from the literature about institutional stages of anti-racism development, offers a description of anti-racism change activities for practitioners, and suggests change processes that social service agencies can pursue. Included is an organizational audit to assist in this process. Barriers and roadblocks, and ideas about responding, are considered.

Keywords: community-based practice; antiracism agency; social service agencies; organizational change

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