discussion structural oppression client impacts

Structural Oppression Client Impacts


You have already learned about ways structural oppression manifests itself in the United States. This week you will apply that knowledge to micro systems and identify concrete ways in which structural oppression impacts your clients’ ability to succeed.


Based on any of the films we have watched so far and Rules for Radicals, identify how structural oppression impacts our clients ability to succeed and how we as social workers can impact success for our clients. Please provide specific examples from the readings and films. (350 words)

Required Resources


Trouble the Water – Link to the IMDB page for the film.

Required Readings

Textbook Readings

Loeb, P. R. (1999). Soul of a citizen: Living with conviction in a cynical time. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

Pages 134 – 267