The Rights Of The United States Essay

816 Words Nov 15th, 2014 4 Pages
"We use to lived in Cuba through a police state in which our possessions, our speech, our faith were monitored closely by the government with the fear of punishment if we say something or did something those in power didn 't like," she continued. "We never thought we would see this happening that is now in this country here in Houston ... in our beloved America. ... But it is here and it is now” (Magda Hermida immigrant pastor’s wife in Houston, Tx). America has always been known as the “Land of the Free, Home of the brave.” It seems as though this dream country is gradually being pulled closer and closer to an authoritative government, where all freedom is nonexistent. Mrs. Hermida’s is only one individual’s fear, but many all across America are crying out the same concern. In today’s society, there are several reasons for the existence of oppression: race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and simply the fact that it has always been around. Diversity is the biggest reason for oppression, and the biggest drive towards the importance of Social Workers. Social Workers are a critical part in the running of today’s culture, because they can get involved in a way no one else can. In fact one Social Work competency states, “Social workers recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power.” For Social workers to get involved, however, they need to understand the history and extent of…

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