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Social Justice Counseling develops a new frontier in multicultural social justice work and is the next step toward alleviating the injustices faced by individuals in society. Addressing issues of social class, race and ethnicity, and more, this book reflects the shift in recent years towards social justice counseling for all mental health professionals. It offers new and unique perspectives supplementing important social justice issues and enhancing the content taught in multicultural courses. The authors are leading authorities on multicultural and social justice counseling and have led the way to create a specialization with a nationally recognized program in multicultural social justice counseling.
Chapter 2: Theories of Multicultural Counseling and Its Relationship to Social Justice
Theories of Multicultural Counseling and Its Relationship to Social Justice
The nation will be more racially and ethnically diverse by midcentury, according to projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Minorities, now roughly one-third of the U.S. population, are expected to become the majority in 2042, with the nation projected to be 54% minority in 2050. By 2023, minorities will comprise more than half of all children. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008)
The Latina/o population is projected to nearly triple, from 46.7 million to 132.8 million during the 2008–2050 period. Thus, nearly one in three U.S. residents would be Latina/o. The African American population is projected to increase from 41.1 million, or 14% of the population in 2008, ...