Categories: Community Corner
During the summer of 2020, many Americans turned to therapy in order to grapple with various events like the pandemic, the election and a summer filled with racial tensions. NPR’s Code Switch recently released an episode titled “Can Therapy Solve Racism?” exploring how two Latinx people address themes of racial and cultural identity and anti-Blackness through therapy.
The prevalence of anti-Blackness in our communities, families, and places of work is deeply rooted and stems from colonialism. This episode highlights how therapy can be used as a resource to unpack internalized racism, white supremacy and affirm one’s own experience, as well as the importance of culturally competent therapy.