Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Previous, And Tries To Make Amends The Brand New York Occasions

The difficulty in finding a Black psychiatrist can put a damper on the willingness of Black patients to seek therapy. In the decades following Reconstruction, outstanding psychiatrists used words like “primitive” and “savage” to make the cruelly racist declare that Black Americans were unfit for the challenges of life as independent, totally enfranchised residents. Dr….

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