Confronting White Hegemony: A Moral Imperative for the Helping Professions

Lisa Spanierman, Laura Smith

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Abstract

In this article, we respond to observations offered by Sue, Cross and Reinhardt, and Helms regarding the Major Contribution on White racial justice allyship. We focus on three interrelated themes that emerged across the reactants' comments: (a) the field has made some progress since the early 1990s, but much more is needed, (b) White allies are few and far between, and (c) there is a moral imperative for the field to disrupt current training models that reinforce color-blind racial ideology. We conclude with some preliminary ideas on possible ways forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-736
Number of pages10
JournalCounseling Psychologist
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

Keywords

  • multicultural training
  • social justice
  • White racial justice allies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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