How America Spreads the Disease that is Racism by not Confronting Racist Family Members and Friends
April Harter, LCSW
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Racism is not a mental illness or a mental disability. To equate racism to a mental illness or disability is ableist, violent language that further marginalizes people with disabilities and stops them from identifying as disabled and seeking help. Racists may have mental disabilities, as 1 in 5 people do in the US, but racism is NOT a mental disability, and people with mental disabilities do not get a pass at being racists.