Is Racism Mental Illness?

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    Here is a Harvard Professor of Psychiatry who insists extreme racism is a symptom of mental illness:

    Is extreme racism a mental illness?
     
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    Mental illness does not exist.

    The term "illness" implies pathology that is susceptible to treatment. Extreme, hateful racism is evil. Some people are evil. Leave it at that. What is the point of pretending that it is an "illness"?

    How fucking delusional to believe that there is a drug or some treatment that will "cure" racism.
     
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    Racism is an opinion
     
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    Then it's the first mental illness that is universal in the human race.
     
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    Where are the studies to support this claim?
     
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    So were the ideas that the Earth is flat and that the sun revolves around the Earth. So was the notion that bloodletting cures disease.
     
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    Racists have changed their views over the years. The son of Don Black renounced his father's white supremacist ideology. George Wallace, the former
    Alabama governor, changed his views and apologized to Black people.
     
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    Name one country, or people group on this planet, which has never had some amount of racism.
    Good luck with that.
     
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