How do you stop whiteness?
Those who study the mind are on the case.
Its title: “On Having Whiteness.”
The piece was purportedly penned by Dr. Donald Moss, instructor at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
Per the Post, Donald portrays the white race’s manifestation as a menace:
Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has — a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which “white” people have a particular susceptibility.
For the individual, it is — to use a timely term — systemic:
The condition is foundational, generating characteristic ways of being in one’s body, in one’s mind, and in one’s world.
Down with perversion:
Parasitic Whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse.
Dr. Donald laments there’s “no guarantee against regression,” but there is “effective treatment.”
Such “consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions.”
But here’s the terrible news:
There is not yet a permanent cure.
Technically speaking, there is one; but it’s immoral.
Still, it was recently touted by someone else in mental health.
While speaking to the Yale School of Medicine, psychiatrist Aruna Khilanani shared a fantasy:
“I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f—–g favor.”
At least rhetorically, are we headed for more of the same?
It’ll take a killer effort, if we’re to wipe whiteness from the world.
According to a February course courtesy of Coca-Cola, being “less white” means all of the below:
- Be less oppressive
- Be less arrogant
- Be less certain
- Be less defensive
- Be less ignorant
- Be more humble
- Break with apathy
- Break with white solidarity
And that’s just scratching the surface.
Per the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture last year, the following are pernicious products of the pale…
As worded by an NMAAHC chart:
- Rugged Individualism
- The nuclear family; father, mother, 2.3 children is the ideal social unit
- Objective, rational linear thinking
- Hard work is the key to success
- Christianity is the norm
- Respect authority
- Plan for future
- Delayed gratification
- Action Orientation
- Be polite
The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more. (via @RpwWilliams)https://t.co/k9X3u4Suas pic.twitter.com/gWYOeEh4vu
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 15, 2020
Eventually, the museum offered, “We erred in including the chart. We have removed it, and we apologize.”
Even so, if all those are whiteness, there’s massive work to be done.
Back to Donald Moss, his head must be so heavy he can hardly rise from bed: The good doctor, as it turns out, is white.
— 101Biography (@101Biography) June 10, 2021
But he’s trying to make the world a better place.
From his official bio:
Since the mid-80s, I have been working on clinical/theoretical/activist perspectives that aim to understand and dismantle structured forms of hatred– “hating in the first person plural”–racism, homophobia, misogyny and xenophobia.
Yes, let’s dismantle those.
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