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SW 417 9-15-16

by: Sydney Anderson

SW 417 9-15-16 SW 417

Sydney Anderson
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Dr. Boyas's lecture from September 15
Social Welfare Policy II
Boyas, Javier Francisco
Class Notes
social, work, welfare, Policy
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Anderson on Sunday September 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SW 417 at University of Mississippi taught by Boyas, Javier Francisco in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Social Welfare Policy II in Social Work at University of Mississippi.


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Date Created: 09/18/16
9­15­16     The Great Society   ● The largest social reform since the New Deal  ○ End poverty  ○ Equality  ○ Improve education  ○ Rejuvenate cities  ○ Protect environment (first time people started thinking about protecting the  environment)  ● Factors that lead to this  ○ Civil rights movement and emphasis on social justice  ○ Rising poverty  ○ Political orientation of Kennedy­­1st Catholic president (post­assassination) and  the Johnson administration  ○ The​ Other America and other exposés of poverty   ■ Shocked America by revealing that 25% of people lived in poverty  ○ Window of opportunity as cultural, political, and social forces aligned     Economic Opportunity Act of 1964  ● Established Office of Economic Opportunity  ● Created Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)  ● Job corps provided job training to young men  ● Community action programs: education, housing, healthcare, job training for  impoverished  ● Head start: medical care, education, and parental services for low income preschoolers    Medicare and Medicaid  ● Title XVIII and XIX of Social Security Act  ● Passed in 1965  ● Medicare­­elderly   ● Medicaid­­poor    Impact of Great Society  ● Wilderness Protection Act  ● Elementary and Secondary Education Act  ● Voting Rights Act  ● Omnibus Housing Act  ● Air and Waste Water Quality Acts  ● Higher standards for safety in consumer products    Johnson and War on Poverty  ● Poverty rates dropped by half in 14 years  ● Significant gains overshadowed by over­promises    School desegregation  ● Brown v Board of Education overturned Plessy v Ferguson (separate but equal ruling)  ● De jure racism is by jurisdiction (law)  ● De facto racism continues today    Challenges to Jim Crow  ● Montgomery bus boycott  ● Student lunch counter protests   ● Freedom riders  ● March on Washington  ● Freedom summer  ● Selma, AL  ● Loving v Virginia (interracial marriage)    Mexican­American civil rights  ● Xenophobia, exploitation or workers, political marginalization  ● Labor organizing 


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