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Anti-black racism and community violence: an autoethnography of the experiences of a black male social worker in community settings

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posted on 2021-05-23, 10:39 authored by Olu Quamina
This research represents a highly personalized account of my experience as a black male frontline worker supporting black families impacted by community violence. Using myself as the subject this paper explores complexities of navigating community violence in relation to structural violence, anti-black racism mental health impacts. Through utilizing autoethnography as a methodology this paper examines two transformative events that provides an insider’s vantage point into the challenges I have faced as a black man within my practice. Through sharing my experience, I hope to raise awareness about the impacts on mental health on frontline workers that support communities that experience trauma.





Master of Social Work


Social Work

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type