Assignment: Journal Entry–Intersection and Religious Discrimination
When pieces of cloth are sewn together, you might have trouble discerning the individual pieces of cloth that make the final garment, but by looking carefully, you can find the seams. You may have experienced similar difficulty in the first week of this course when asked to explore the individual aspects of culture that combine to create your unique self-identity. Forms of oppression can come together often in almost imperceptible ways to form the complex environment in which you and your clients live and interact. As a social worker, you must examine carefully the intersections between religious discrimination, sexism, classism, and racism so you can respond accordingly.
To prepare: Consider this week’s resources that describe how religion intersects with other forms of oppression.
By Day 7 of Week 8
Submit your response to those resources and analyze what you think is the role of religion in reinforcing sexism, classism, and racism. As a social worker, how can you address these issues on a micro and macro level?
Intersection and Religious Discrimination
According to Ting‐Toomey (2017), the identity of an individual may include a wide range of multiple intersecting factors such as ethnicity, race, gender, religion, class, heritage, national origin, sexual orientation among others. The cumulative privileges and/or oppression of experienced by an individual are to a huge extent influenced by the existing systemic biases and prejudices associated with the multiple identities. This paper provides a description of the intersection between religious and other identity aspects, the roles of religion in the reinforcement of classism, sexism, and racism, and the micro- and macro-level strategies that social workers may use to address religion-related identity issues.
Religion Intersection with other Identity Factors & the Role of Religion in Supporting Sexism, Classism, and Racism
Various religions identities including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam play major roles in reinforcing sexism, classism, and Racism. The intersection of religion with sex/gender is…Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10