Browsing School of Social Work by Title "Born on Third Base"
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Born on Third BaseThe purpose of this article is to encourage EAPs to accept the challenge of addressing the issue of diversity since fighting for those whom the mainstream would leave out was what this field was founded on when it addressed employee alcoholism thirty years ago.
Born on Third BaseIn believing that there is an equal playing field for all races and genders in this country, it fails to recognize the importance of the one indispensable asset which more than any other paved the way for my friend and me -- White Male Privilege. Along with most of my White brothers, I was born on third base in the ball game of opportunity while sixty percent of the population has to fight like hell to even get into the ball park. Whether times were good or bad, my gender and skin pigment made everything easier for me than for my sisters of all descriptions and my brothers of color. And being tall didn’t hurt, either. Without these characteristics, little that I have achieved would have been possible. Especially in the workplace.