Social Work

University of Mississippi

Anti-Racism Statement

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by dlefmann

University of Mississippi

Department of Social Work

Anti-Racism Statement

February 19, 2019

Working toward a just and equitable society is a  core value of Social Work.  In keeping with this core value, and as a result of recent events in the United States, the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi recommits itself to actively seek an end to all forms of racism and ethnic oppression.  As a community of scholars, educators and learners, we encourage, celebrate, and highlight diversity; we also categorically reject any idea that suggests that one group is superior to another.   We dedicate ourselves to work towards social justice on campus and in the larger society.  We identify as an anti-racism organization, and as such feel duty-bound to challenge and be involved in the transformation of oppressive and unjust systems.  As the social work department at the University of Mississippi, we pledge to be agents of change in overcoming the unique history of this university.