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Hierarchy of Prejudice

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

Relando Thompkins has another excellent post on his blog,  Playing Oppression Olympics Gets Us Nowhere.   It reminded me of when I was an MSW student and my professor for Diversity discussed how having such arguments about who was the most oppressed group only served to distract us from the real work of fighting for social justice.  Instead of viewing it as a hierarchy, he told us to look at as a wheel (like on wheel of fortune).  He called this the wheel of prejudice.


Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

One comment

  1. Thanks for sharing this with others Rachel. This is an issue that is very close to my heart and I’m honored that you’ve mentioned it again here. We all can contribute to the problem, but we can also use ourselves to be a part of the solution.


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