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Use your Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning text to read the following:
Chapter 2, “Culture, Social Class, and Social Identity Development,” pages 16–35.
Chapter 3, “Ethnic Identity Development,” pages 36–45.
Use the Capella University Library to read the following:
Herring, C., & Henderson, L. (2011). From affirmative action to diversity: Toward a critical diversity perspective [PDF]. Critical Sociology, 38(5), 629–643.
What are the similarities and differences among the various approaches to ethnic identity development? Which theory or theories do you find most useful in helping to understand how ethnic identity development occurs. How do these theories apply to a client who is multi-racial? How will this understanding of ethnic identity development help you in your own practice?