If all of the War on Poverty's programs had been fully funded in 1964, or were fully funded today, America could wipe out poverty. But, as it is, we face sharp cuts in food stamps and unemployment benefits at precisely the wrong time, when many American families are still attempting to pull out of the Great Recession. Nevertheless, the legacy of the War on Poverty – a more complex understanding of poverty and a framework for addressing it – remains strong, across party lines, today.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Social Work in the News:
- Good News for Macro Social Work Practice? (CRISP)
- CRISP Annual Donor Drive Seeks to Ensure Social Work Representation and Involvement in Public Policy (CRISP)
- U.S. Reps say more public policy social workers needed (NASW News)
- Reclaiming social welfare: Remembering Whitney Young (NASW News)
Don't forget to visit my last year's posts on the problems affecting the social work profession:
- Social Work Problem #1: Lack of Professional Support for Macro-Practice Social Workers
- Social Work Problem #2: Too Much Focus on Professionalization, Not Enough Focus on Social Justice
- Social Work Problem #3: The Curriculum Discourages the Recruitment of Men and Racial/Ethnic Minorities
- Social Work Problem #4: The Profession Suffers from an Identity Crisis
Monday, February 24, 2014
Lift every voice and sing, till earth and Heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered
Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee.
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee.
Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand,
True to our God, true to our native land.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
- All-night sit-in at the Ugli addresses the campus racial climate (Michigan Daily)
- U-M students hold all-night protest of racial climate (Detroit Free Press)
- U. of Michigan students to protest what they say is low minority enrollment, poor racial climate (WDIV Detroit)
- U-M students hold all-night protest for racial diversity (Fox News Detroit)
- 1,000-plus flock to University of Michigan 'Speak Out' to share minority experience, support activism (Ann Arbor News)
- How A Twitter Hashtag Sparked A Push For Diversity At The University Of Michigan (Huffington Post)
- The University of Michigan wants more black students (Michigan Radio)
- Black students 'feel silenced' as U-M president publicly reaffirms commitment to diversity (Ann Arbor News)
- Colorblind Notion Aside, Colleges Grapple With Racial Tension (The New York Times)
- Share Your Experience with Racism on Campus (The New York Times Blog: The Lede)
- In Diversity Gap at Michigan Flagship, Signs of a Lost Public Mission (The Chronicle of Higher Education)