“I don’t think conservatives have social work values.”
“By learning about social policy and inequalities that exist in society, an intelligent person may find it difficult to avoid becoming liberal.”
“I think liberals are sufficiently unselfish to be social workers.”
“It helps to have empathy [working in social work]. If one is too far to the right, there goes the empathy.”
I love this one:
“even conservative people may have something beneficial to contribute to the profession…It doesn’t mean that a conservative person has to inflict his values on the client.”I could tell you a few things about inflicting. There are some even more radical statements (one respondent thought the NASW was too conservative), and there were some voices of moderation.