This chapter discusses the development of anti-racist social work and its historical interaction with the broader anti-racist movement in Greece. Although we place a particular emphasis on the extraordinary refugee crisis of the last four years, we do so through providing an analysis that is constructed on two main pillars: (1) the fact that racism thrives in an environment of poverty and oppression and such symbiosis unless challenged leads to the emergence of populism and militant racism; (2) the antithesis that characterises the political construction of Greek social work which, on the one hand, allows the profession to function as a tool of an oppressive state apparatus, while on the other hand, creates unique opportunities for meaningful resistance and creative solidarity with the most vulnerable people in society.
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