Diversity In The Workplace: A Comparative Analysis

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Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate who lived through the Holocaust and passed away just this summer, wrote a quote that social workers should live by. He proclaimed that “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” During the Holocaust, there were many people on the micro and macro level who did not protest or speak up when they witnessed oppression of Jewish people, and only after 6,000,000 people were murdered did it stop. As social workers, we focus on how diversity fits into the actions and interactions of the private and public sectors, and presents information on how to effectively promote intuitions, relationships, politics, and services that value diversity and eliminate stereotypes. …show more content…

The current political environment and presidential election has intensified antisemitism and Neo-Nazi sentiment. Last week, an incident on Swarthmore College campus with large swastikas of graffiti in a university bathroom invoked this response from a writer for the Swarthmore College’s The Daily Gazette. “As the influence of the alt-right grows in the Republican Party, Jews in this country are more fearful than they have been in decades, yet many on the left remain in denial of this reality and even help perpetuate it” (Meyer, 2016). This op-ed column went viral in Jewish communities. He wrote that for people who are Jewish today, “The greatest barrier to confronting anti-Semitism in 2016 seems to be proving that it exists” (Meyer, 2016). This is extremely significant to all social workers with Jewish clients, and I wish to advance knowledge in antisemitism and Jewish

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