Dr. Michael Forster

Trumpism compels social workers to choose

The best piece out there on social workers reacting to the collective trauma of Trump is probably “Social Work at the Crossroads,” appearing in Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/social-work-at-the-crossroads-how-to-resist-the-politics_us_583f22ade4b0cf3f6455863a/

Authors Hayes, Karpman, and Miller make it crystal clear – both in action and attitude, President Trump and the collection of xenophobes, white supremacists, militarists, misogynists, and heterosexists he has surrounding him are anathema to everything Social Work holds dear.

There are supposed to be over 650,000 Social Work degree holders active in the USA today. Every one of them stands at the “crossroads” and has a choice to make – oppose Trumpism, in word and action, or betray the values and ethics at the heart of the profession.

Dr. Michael Forster
Dr. Michael Forster

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