Today's Date: December 11, 2023
Lomi™ Helps the High Alert Institute Meet the White House-HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge   •   Statement - The Government of Canada marks the 35th anniversary of United Nations Peacekeeping Forces receiving Nobel Peace Priz   •   CELEBRITIES, DIGNITARIES AND NONPROFIT LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE HONOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS ON INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST SURVIV   •   Astellas' VEOZA™ (fezolinetant) Approved by European Commission for Treatment of Vasomotor Symptoms Associated with Menopa   •   New Operation HOPE Research Finds That Financial Literacy Resources, Tools & Coaching Services Are Key Drivers of Optimism D   •   Applicants Wanted: The Fighting and Managing Wildfire in a Changing Climate Program - Training Fund   •   Air Force's Trey Taylor Named 2023 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner   •   Scrum Alliance Launches New Agile Skills Certification Focused on Scaling   •   Sustainability Empowerment, Brand Upgrade VIVOTEK among Taiwan's Best Global Brands   •   Southwestern Law School Adds YuJa Enterprise Video Platform to Its Suite of Ed-Tech Tools   •   New Devotional for Seniors Shares the Importance of Generational Storytelling   •   Statement to mark the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence   •   SAMARITAN'S PURSE DEPLOYS ASSESSMENT TEAM TO TENNESSEE AFTER DEADLY TORNADOES   •   Empowering the Season of Giving: Annual Holiday Canteen Drive Brings Aid to Incarcerated Women   •   Santa Claus Arrives via Helicopter and Rappels Down at the 34th Annual Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children Toys & Joy   •   Revolutionizing Water Stewardship – The City of Dire Dawa and Nedamco Africa Unveil Cutting-Edge Water Management Platform   •   Belgian, Port Houston and Partners Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Transition Cooperation   •   AYA Platform of Enjinstarter Granted Virtual Asset Service Provider Licence by Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority   •   ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd Receives Industry Leadership Recognition on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the Eighth   •   Evolus Reports Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
Bookmark and Share

New Book Looks At Social Welfare Policy

ATHENS, GA  -- Jerome H. Schiele, associate dean and professor in the University of Georgia School of Social Work, released Social Welfare Policy: Regulation and Resistance Among People of Color this January. The book, edited by Schiele, is a collection of manuscripts by various authors who frame social welfare policy in the United States from a racism-centered viewpoint and discuss how people of color have organized to resist those policies.

“Racism continues to be part of the implementation and development of policies, both historically and in contemporary times,” said Schiele. “What’s unique about this book is that several social welfare policy scholars discuss how social welfare policies have regulated the lives of people of color, but they haven’t really spent much time talking about how people of color have organized to resist the oppressive features and consequences of those policies.”

The book covers a range of national social welfare policies that address employment, health care, education, welfare reform, immigration and child welfare matters.  Each section of the book focuses on a different segment of the population and includes African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latino Americans and Native Americans.

“Not many texts in social welfare policy have relied on a racism-centered framework,” Schiele said. “Although racism is discussed in the major social welfare policy texts, it usually is eclipsed by greater attention devoted to social class, gender and other non-racial issues.”

Schiele dedicated the book to his late father, W. Bernard Schiele, a pastor and community leader in Newport News, Va. “Using Christianity as a backdrop, he fought against the consequences of the confluence of racism and poverty, which is what this book attempts to illuminate—that racism and poverty impact people of color in major ways, and we need to continue to understand how that is done,” he said. “But also, we need to understand how people of color have organized to resist these unjust policies.”

Whitney Morreau, an advanced standing MSW student who graduated in 2010, assisted Schiele in editing the manuscripts.


Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News