Center on Race and Social Problems

Center Director Larry Davis on Race, Class and the Role of Social Workers in Racial Justice

"Black Americans earn only 60 percent of the income of whites, and hold approximately one-twentieth of the net worth of whites," said Davis.

By 2050, non-whites will outnumber whites. Now more than ever, it's critical to address racial disparities and work toward solutions.

"Racism is America's defining social problem. By not addressing this, social workers are ignoring the elephant in the room," said Davis. The good news is that the profession has the greatest capacity to impact change.

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