Cultural biases evolved to help human tribes distinguish between familiar kin and possible stranger foes, in split-second discrimination that aided survival. Today, such implicit bias can add up to structural obstacles for minority communities.
The killing of African American George Floyd by a white policeman in Minneapolis and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests resurrected an interred personal incident.
Years ago, I was in the city of Philadelphia for the annual American Psychiatric Association meeting, which attracted every morning a raucous crowd of banner-waving and whistle-blowing anti-psychiatry protesters outside the conference venue.
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