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KEY FEATURES: • Realistic cases with engaging fictional stories prepare students for the types of issues and situations they will confront in their social work careers. • A foundational section midway through each case provides critical background information needed to better understand relevant social issues so students are prepared to consider the dilemmas from an informed position. • Discussion questions challenge students to think critically about vital issues, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of competing solutions, explore policy alternatives, and grapple with realities such as the unintended consequences of any decision. • A critical analysis writing assignment accompanying each case requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the issue, take a stand on it, and back up their position with evidence from the case.

Achieving Racial Equality: Education, Housing, Health, and Justice … A Long Way to Go
Chapter 3 achieving racial equality: education, housing, health, and justice … a long way to go

“James,” yelled the lifeguard at the municipal pool, “you push her into the pool and you’re out for the rest of the day.” Thinking the lifeguard was distracted by James, Louis climbed onto the lifeguard chair and made as if he was going to jump into the shallow end. “Out of here now, Louis, and don’t come back tomorrow either,” shouted the lifeguard. “What is up with you two anyway?”

Nothing was really up—they were just looking for some fun. James, Louis, and Trevor, the mighty trio, were getting ready to leave the pool for the ...

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