Psychology Today Needs to Wake Up
As consumers of your directory, we petition to have the published editorial from July 1, 2020 written by Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP“Vilifying "Karens" May Diminish Us All” publicly revoked. As a community of healers including psychologists, therapists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists, we stand in support of equity, cultural competency, and social justice. As a country that continues to heal from being born out of white supremacy, it is imperative that we are represented as a community who supports and firmly uplifts marginalized populations, particularly those who identify as BIPOC in this historic time. This editorial illustrates the deeply embedded toxin of blind white privilege. It is this ongoing unawareness that is at the core of the systematic and institutionalized racism and oppression of our country. If this concept is foreign to you at this point due to your own unchecked white privilege, it is crucial that you educate yourself on this as a company that would like to represent our community.
We demand the removal of this article with a statement recognizing its harm to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We further request a replacement editorial from a member of the BIPOC community as a means to amplify the voices that have been oppressed for hundreds of years in this country. Without such actions taking place, we hereby withdraw our membership from your directory and any further publications you provide.)