The problem with conflating racism with mental illness
In the days following the mass shooting in Buffalo where an 18-year-old gunman is accused of killing ten people in a racially-motivated attack, mental health experts are warning the public not to conflate racism with mental illness. They worry that using mental illness as an excuse for white supremacy will stigmatize people who struggle with mental health issues.
We discuss the issues with our guests:
- Samantha Colson, director of training and programs at NAMI Rochester
- Whitney Young, marketing and events manager for NAMI Rochester
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