I Need My Racism….Oops, I Mean My Nicotine

Challenge racism in the same way you challenge addiction

Two women smoking, a sign saying racism-don’t inhale
Photo by Pavel Danilyuk: https://www.pexels.com/photo/two-women-looking-at-each-other-while-smoking-cigarettes-8552091/

Some theories relate people’s lust after racist ideas, and white supremacy to an addiction, a promise of reaching a superior state or holding on to one you already have. A continual search for release, relief, and happiness. The same rush, the activation of dopamine. Yes, and when confronted with the problem of racist ideas, many…



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MJ Adia

Black-Filipina. Lived in Peru for 5 years. LICSW, dancer, meditator. Writes about multiculturalism, cinema, race, social issues.