reflection paper

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Please write a 3- to 5- page reflection paper based on Kivel’s (2002) Power Chart detailed above.


Adults Children, Seniors

Men Intersex, Transgender, Women,

Upper Class Middle Class, Lower Class

White Non-white

Heterosexual LGBQQA+

Able-Bodied Differently Abled

Formally Educated Non-formally educated

Born in U.S. Immigrant

Christian Agnostic, Atheist, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim

From the chart, please assess yourself using two categories (e.g., one category could be More Powerful = White, Less Powerful = Non-white). Specifically, you will choose one category where you are more powerful and the second where you are less powerful. Please detail specific examples of each and how these personal characteristics put you at an advantaged or disadvantaged status in accessing rights and/or opportunities. Please also describe how these characteristics could influence your social relationships personally and professionally in your engagement with recipients of social work services. Last, please explain how you might minimize the impact of your chosen “More Powerful” position of power and privilege. You should incorporate at least five (5) course concepts and/or theories (e.g., power, privilege, oppression, cultural hegemony).

All papers must be typed, double-spaced with 1” margins on all sides, use Times New Roman or Arial font with size 12 and color Black, and be in further compliance with APA style guidelines (6th edition). Please include a title page and running header. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. will be considered in the grading process. Please remember to format any citations according to the conventions denoted in the APA Style manual (6th ed.).

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School: UIUC

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Running head: Black and Formally Educated


Black and Formally Educated
Student’s name:

Black and Formally Educated
According to kivel’s (2002) power chart, there exist two classes of classification in
accordance with power. The chart explains the categories as being powerful and being less
powerful. The power chart is a commonly used tool in almost all workplaces and trainings. A
person is considered to be more powerful if they are white, born in U.S, rich, boss
heterosexual, able- bodied, formally educated, Christian and a man (Stodolska, 2018).
However, a person is considered less powerful if they are people of color, immigrants, poor,
worker, LGBQQA+, disabled, non-formally educated, non- Christian and a woman. Having
lived in a mixed race society, this paper is my reflection as a black woman and formally
I was born in a country with mixed race of white and people of color. Being a black
woman I was less privileged than my fellow white women. While in college it was difficult to
achieve better grades due to discrimination (Voigt, 2017). It became hard for me to even
interact with my fellow white students in group discussions and extra curriculum activities.
My lectures were mostly white and disliked me. No matter how hard I studied, my grades
were weighed according to race and not content. My peers would neglect me when attending
parties and call me black women with no class. In my quench to become a student leader, I
encountered so much resistance from my peers. Most saying black people cannot represent
them in student union (Voigt, 2017). I lost hope in leadership and this lowered my selfesteem even more.
After college, I started looking for a job in food manufacturing companies since I had
studied a course in food science. I drop my curriculum vitae from one company to another
with no success. Every interview I attended, I meet white collogues who would easily land
into the job since they were white (Voigt, 2017). The interviewees who were mostly white


Black and Formally Educated
would ask me difficult and irreverent questions just to discourage me. Some would mock me
openly by maintaining that I am black and even state clearly that they need a white person for
the job.
It took me eight months to finally land into a job. In my thirst to grow career wise, I
tried my level best to work hard. Promotions only came to white people who never worked as
hard as I did (Voigt, 2017). After two years of serving with no promotions, I decided to speak
to my boss. To my surprise, my boss told me that it would take me decades to learn the
culture of whites and how they like their food packaged. Due to this there was no promotion
coming my way any sooner since my culture and social norms was different f...

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