"A new article published in the Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association labels “whiteness” a “malignant, parasitic-like condition that is 'nearly impossible to eliminate'.”
Haven't posted to you in a long while. Thank you for starting interesting news threads.
I am "really" "white". "Really" pale skin (both sides of family from England). After two bad sunburns, blisters all over my body, painful to move, had to go to doctor, stayed out of the sun and took Vit. D supplements. One of those times, I was senior in high school and we went to Galveston, Texas, to the beach and stayed on the beach all day. It was mostly a cloudy day and I did not know about how badly the sun in cloudy weather there, could burn you to a crisp. That night I had fever and painful blisters appeared on my skin - very painful.
The other time I burned, I was in my 30s and we had a houseboat. I put a raft in the water and floated on it, not realizing the water had taken off the skin protection. That was horrible and could not walk due to painful burns on my legs. Had to stay in bed for days before I could walk.
Also have light blue eyes. Specialist would order special sunglasses for me and make me swear to wear them all the time when outside even when sun was not shining. As a result of these two born traits, "really" white, "really" light blue eyes, I would have had more fun throughout my life if I had brown or black skin and darker eyes.
Now this: my mother was born in the 1800s, on Arkansas farm, the youngest of 12 children. My mother only knew one name for black people; it was the only name they had, and it was the n word and meant nothing except the person was black. Sooo, my mother used the word because that was all she knew. I do not remember using that word, likely because we had no black people in my school.
As a school psychologist testing students, I went through a period when I did not know which word to call/write on report, for a black person - that was a period of time before "black" became the "accepted" word. Choice was "colored", "non-white", "other", and again, "black" was not acceptable.
The same thing happened with the words, "handicapped", "physically challenged", "disabled", "mentally challenged". What label for the report? The problem was choosing the word the school wanted and choosing the word a parent would accept.
About this "medical journal" group. Never heard of this group. It is not a group I would have joined - think this is some free-lance group that got together and made their own journal to try to give it credibility. Their therapy, in my opinion, is junk.