What is Confronting Structural Racism?
Confronting Structural Racism (COR) is a framework that addresses racism in all aspects of our institution, our staff and our practice. COR, formally launched in 2004, emanated out of our anti-racist model by a diverse team of agency leaders, which included former CEO of The Jewish Board Alan Siskind, PhD; Paul Levine and Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R, ACSW. COR is committed to moving beyond multiculturalism and diversification to tackling organizational racism embedded in our institutions.
The aim of COR is threefold:
- To identify institutional bias entrenched in organizational structure.
- Work to support structures of equity here at The Jewish Board
- Ensure that the clinical theories and social service delivery models that guide our direct work with clients are understood and practiced through the lens of antiracism.