The Vermont Cynic

Racism isn’t a mental illness and bigotry isn’t a disability

Racism isn't a mental illness and bigotry isn't a disability

Moirha Smith, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

In the discussion of racial violence in the US, there’s a common claim that racism and bigotry are mental illnesses. I cannot count how many times I have heard that racists are mentally ill or that white supremacy is an illness.  Ignorant statements such as these are extremely harmful and...

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