Another Social Worker for Justin Bibb for Mayor!

After hearing Justin Bibb’s interview with the Cuyahoga Progressive Caucus, reading his response (https://justinmbibb.medium.com/lee-fisher-is-right-about-the-road-to-success-29d4b584a33d) to CSU Law School Dean Lee Fisher’s open letter to the next mayor, and learning of his endorsement by Our Revolution (coming out of the Sanders campaigns), I…


After a brief introduction and review of recent literature on microaggressions, a theoretical typology of three sources of social injustice (oppression, dehumanization, and exploitation) contributes to the theorization of the sources of microaggressions. A selected compendium of words and affective phrases generated in classroom exercises illustrates the nature of the experience of the moment of microaggression. Future research on microaggressions as well as evaluation of practice should examine the experience of microaggression, including being subjected to microaggression, initiating such acts, and observing such acts.

Originally published at https://works.bepress.com.


CLEVELAND — Our democracy thankfully prevailed in the last election. But our nation is divided between our rural, suburban and urban areas, divided across generations, and even divided within families. …


This article makes a sociological contribution to normative social theory, by contending that human injustice is produced when oppression, mechanistic dehumanization and/or exploitation create systematic inequality in opportunities to address human needs, leading to wrongful need deprivation and the resulting serious harm. This needs-based partial theory of the sources, mechanisms…


Getting Off the Fence: Mobilizing to Support the Top of the Ticket

Early this year, after Rep. James E. Clyburn’s endorsement and overwhelming support for Joe Biden from the African-American community resulted in him becoming the presumptive nominee, many progressives were uncertain as to how to proceed. In April, however…


Yet Another Social Work Point of View on Ensuring Black Lives Matter

By Michael A. Dover

In recent weeks, three distinct trains of thought have arisen within the social work profession, which over the last 100 years has proclaimed social justice as a key element of its mission. …


BY MICHAEL A. DOVER

Recently Danielle Smith, executive director of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, asked, “If you only have fifteen minutes to talk to a brand-new-to-the-topic mostly wealthy, white audience about racism/white supremacy culture and how this plays out in the organizations they lead…


CLEVELAND — The “ A Greater Cleveland” series is drawing important attention to the children in our neighborhoods.

In another such effort, each June, the Garden Valley Neighborhood House sponsors a Hike for Hope in Garden Valley, along with the National Association of Social Workers Student Club at Cleveland State…


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In this Sept. 5, 1945, file photo, the skeleton of a Catholic Church, foreground, and an unidentified building, center, are all that remain in the blast-center area after the atomic bomb of Hiroshima, Japan, dropped 70 years ago this month. Michael A. …


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Greater Cleveland can lead the way towards Ohio adopting solutions to the school funding crisis. Ohioans will do the right thing once more if asked to do the right thing for our public schools, writes Michael A. Dover.

(Patrick O’Donnell/The Plain Dealer)

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last September, Lee Fisher…

Michael A. Dover

Michael A. Dover is a social worker, a sociologist, a social work educator, and a theorist of human needs and human injustice. Views here are my own.

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