Ethnicity & Race Policy and News

Where We Stand on Racism

Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW

Jun 08, 2020

NASW is committed to social justice for all and to ending racism. In this video, NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, speaks about how NASW national and chapter staff are mobilized and increasing our efforts in the face of America's racism pandemic.


Social Workers Cannot Be Silent: Statement and Call to Action Against Racism & Race-Based Violence

NASW North Carolina Chapter

Jun 01, 2020

Racism is America's defining social problem. By not acknowledging and addressing this, social workers are ignoring their ethical obligation. We cannot sit idly by as acts of racism, hatred, violence, and murder are repeatedly targeted toward black and brown people. Silence is not an option, and expressions of outrage and dismay are not enough.


NASW Texas Chapter condemns Trump’s racist tweet regarding George Floyd case

May 29, 2020

Chapter urges members to take action to address racism in the Lone Star State and beyond.


NASW condemns yet another incident of lethal police force against an African American

May 28, 2020

Police must root out the many police officers who continue to view Black lives as being less than that of other Americans.


NASW Minnesota Chapter outraged by death of George Floyd by police

May 28, 2020

Chapter urges all Americans come together to fight racism, will be consulting with members on next action steps.


NASW Georgia Chapter offers sympathies to family of Ahmaud Arbery

May 14, 2020

NASW-GA offers condolences to the family and friends of Ahmaud Arbery and urges social workers to take strong but peaceful action.


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