Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Past, and Tries to Make Amends

Critics say the field has a long way to go — from the lack of Black psychiatrists to the way it treats African-Americans.,

Dr. Danielle Hairston, president of the American Psychiatric Association’s Black caucus. “They’re taking these tiny, superficial, palatable steps,” she said, “but as far as real work, the A.P.A has a long way to go.”Credit…Cheriss May for The New York Times

Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Past, and Tries to Make Amends

Critics say the field has a long way to go — from the lack of Black psychiatrists to the way it treats African-Americans.

Dr. Danielle Hairston, president of the American Psychiatric Association’s Black caucus. “They’re taking these tiny, superficial, palatable steps,” she said, “but as far as real work, the A.P.A has a long way to go.”Credit…Cheriss May for The New York Times

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