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BAKERSFIELD - In a recent effort to tackle race relations, some county social workers were sent to New Orleans to a conference held by the National Association of Black Social Workers.
Brian Parnell said he and his co-workers attended the conference, but Parnell said he wasn’t allowed inside because of the color of his skin.
Parnell is Caucasian, and he said he never made it in the conference.
“I approached the registration table and was greeted by a very friendly fellow who looked me in the eye and said, ‘Are you black?’” said Parnell. “I told him that I'm not and he told me that the conference was only for people who were black and so I wasn't able to register to attend the conference.”
Convinced the individual had mis-spoke, Parnell said he contacted his fellow co-workers and his superior in Bakersfield.
“I was able to speak with a conference chair at the conference who basically reiterated to me the same thing that Brian has been told,” said, Parnell’s supervisor, Pat Cheadle.
The key statement appears to be providing opportunities for participation of Black social workers in the social welfare arena which defines the intention of the group to educate and train only black persons for work in the black community. This can be considered overt negative racism as they openly and knowingly exclude persons from all other ethnic groups.
The NABSW was founded in May, 1968, in San Francisco. This organization was formed in response to issues related to providing human services in the Black community, educating social workers for effective service in the Black community, and providing opportunities for participation of Black social workers in the social welfare arena. Membership in NABSW is open to Black people working in human services and is not predicated upon degree or experience. There are chapters throughout the country.
Originally posted by Opus
Something similar happen here in Toronto. A white guy in a pool hall trying to defend a pregnant girl was dragged out by a gang and beatened, and stab to death. It was not considered a hate crime. The gang was non white.
Originally posted by justme1640
Grady as I was reading this I was hoping you would see it and give us a perspective from the point of view of Social Worker.
On a personal note - I get miffed when I see advertising for "The Black Miss America", a "Black Rodeo, the "Black Music Awards" I have never understood why it is politically correct to do that when it would be the worst thing possible to advertise all of the above with only one word changed making it only white events.
This was a good find XphilesPhan
Originally posted by drogo
this is just yet one mor example of the "revere racisim" that is rampent in north america today.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
There is no such thing as reverse racism. There is only racism.