It’s 2020 and we’ve achieved utopia.
Every institution from Fortune 500 companies to major professional associations is putting out deranged racist black nationalist screeds accompanied by unhealthy doses of Marxism. (How much is a healthy dose of Marxism? How much is a healthy dose of arsenic?) Meanwhile those associations that were already leftists are doubling down. And so the American Psychology Association would like to remind everyone that it has the same rigorous ethics and intellectual standards as a clown college.
Or maybe worse ones.
Police brutality may be what sparked a wave of protests across the United States and beyond, but the “racism pandemic”—a term used by APA President Sandra Shullman, PhD, for the ongoing harm caused by racism—runs far deeper. Today’s inequities, psychologists say, are deeply rooted in our past, and the status quo is no longer acceptable.
Racism pandemic? That’s so stupid… but wait, hold my beer.
“Every institution in America is born from the blood of white supremacist ideology and capitalism—and that’s the disease,” says Theopia Jackson, PhD, president of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi).
Born from the blood sounds pretty racial supremacist. But that’s the idea.
It’s a good thing Theopia pushes past a mere indictment of white supremacist, a term that leftist critical race theorist have successfully made meaningless, all the way to also denouncing capitalism.
American institutions were born from human labor and endeavor? Outrageous.
The APA needs to announce that its members will offer therapy for free from now on to deconstruct capitalism or be sent to the gulag of Theopia’s choice.
Meanwhile you can guess how Theopia makes her bones.
She is an accomplished scholar-practitioner and educator who provides cultural competency workshops, seminars, and consultation. She has been invited to participate on several national and local California initiatives intended to establish integrative health care that is culturally-attuned and linguistically responsive.
Hopefully she does it for free and isn’t infected with capitalism.