What the Victims of Racism and the Mentally Ill have in Common

What the Victims of Racism and the Mentally Ill have in Common

A very good article draw an all to real comparison

A Journey With You

Nine people are dead in South Carolina. The cause of their deaths was racism. Racism is a national problem, but we only seem to discuss it when there is a crisis. The same is true of mental illness. Mental illness is a national problem that is only discussed when there is a crisis.

This current crisis (act of terrorism) was a cross section where both of these national problems collided. There was talk of white supremacy, hatred, racism, and at the same time, the media was quick to speculate that there was a possibility that the shooter (do we need to name him?) was mentally ill. Because of course, every time there is a mass shooting, we claim the shooter is mentally ill.

I can’t truly understand what it feels like to experience racism, because I am not a person of color. I am white, but in certain circumstances, like…

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