Tag Archives: social justice

The Plastic Cops

“Smugglers can receive up to six months in jail.” That statement alone left me reeling from the absurdness of this article (A vigilant Rwanda is winning the war on plastic bags ). These individuals were not smuggling drugs, animals, or … Continue reading

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Jailed over Truancy

The headline jumped out like a bright pink elephant. The article Philly locks up kids for truancy, fighting – then goes after parents for child support  that image alone made me want to yell. I have heard many absurd things as … Continue reading

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A Day On the Job With a Social Worker

Going through my old clinical supervision bin, I came across a balled-up piece of paper. I read it and the words still break my heart. I share it with you in its entirety as it is a glimpse into the … Continue reading

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Should mentally ill people and criminals be sterilized?

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
For 25 years I have been best friends with a woman I’ll call “Tracy.” Tracy is 35 years old, and she has Down Syndrome. Tracy is high-functioning, as is her longtime boyfriend,…

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Dealing With Offensive Remarks At Work

I am a middle-aged white female who works in a retail setting with colleagues whose skin tones are every color imaginable. I respect my co-workers, and they respect me. Our company generally does whatever makes the customer happy. But this is … Continue reading

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