What are “Systemic Barriers”?
“4 General Types of Barriers ~ CHANGING PACES
https://changingpaces.com › UPDATES Systemic Barriers. Occur when practices or policies are put in place that discriminate against individuals by screening them out from participation.”
An example of screening out of participation is when a job application request your detailed address prior to inviting a candidate for employment and that address does not reflect an affluent area. More specifically, an application software rejects a more than qualified candidate due to its preset standards of what is acceptable; if the application or resume does not reflect data.
What are some most notable examples of “Systemic Barriers”?
*When the urban schools hire non-qualified teachers to teach urban students.
*When urban students are not taught things that can help propel them into a successful future beyond drugs, gangs, jail, and or prison.
*When urban educational funds are mishandled the students suffer. Most of these students do not have access to e-learning tools that will be helpful during times of inclement weather. The students share computer labs that possess outdated computers within the school building and some students don’t have a single computer inside their homes. Most urban classrooms do not teach computer literacy on a daily basis.
2. Social Work
*Most times when a social worker comes into an urban area it is to take a child or some children from a neglected situation.
*It seems that social workers visiting an urban area is to reduce the family structure
*What is the actual role of a social worker? Are social workers ever trained to build, strengthen, offer positive family counseling?
*It is widely known that if your medical insurance card is presented at the time of an emergency visit and it doesn’t classify you to receive unlimited services hospital staff will move you to the side.
*It is also widely know that if you do not have a medical insurance card at all, the hospital staff will offer a reason why they will not review your situation.
*It is also known that some people of color are fearful of the healthcare industry practicing medicine on them or their family members.
*It is very rare that a doctor, nurse, or medical assistant will visit the home of an urban person of color that has some illness.
*How many people actually have access to teleconsultation via medical field professionals?
How will these and other systemic barriers ever be eliminated? How will people ever receive equality when it comes to: education, social work, and healthcare?
Good news is, people of color will need to visit beyond their current locality to see that others live their best life. People of color and others that suffer injustice caused by systemic barriers are able to learn beyond set guidelines.
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