BPSI Resources on Race, Equity, Diversity, and Otherness
Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Voices
As one of many initiatives to fulfill BPSI’s Anti-Racism Commitment we offer this Resource Page to our colleagues and the public, in hopes of promoting reflection, dialogue, and psychoanalytic scholarship to address the problems of systemic racism.
We thank the many colleagues contributing to this Resources Page. In particular we thank the APsaA and the DPE Section on Diversities, whose resources list provided the base and inspiration for our BPSI Resources project. We thank Olga Umansky, BPSI’s Hanns Sachs Librarian and Archivist, for her invaluable work.
We envision this as an evolving Resources list being updated regularly, and we invite and welcome your suggestions. While the initial contributions are focused on race, we intend to build the list to include more resources on diversities and otherness. Please tell us your ideas here or by writing to Olga Umansky at email@example.com, or by writing to any member of the BPSI Leadership Team: Jack Foehl, Catherine Kimble, Jim Barron, Donna Fromberg, or Carole Nathan.
Updated Nov 19, 2021
What is New?
Archangelo, A. & O’Loughlin, M. (2021) Exploring Racial Formation in Children: Thoughts from an Encounter with Black Children in Brazil. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 20(3): 215-229.
Dr. Cecil R. Webster’s recent appearance on WGBH Basic Black (2021, Nov 5). The Other C: Avoiding Or Delaying Care Because Of The Pandemic. Click here to watch.
Murphy, L.T. & Alexander-Floyd, N. (2021, November 15). Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Views from Around the World [Video]. William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. Click here to watch on YouTube.
New Psychoanalytic Papers (2020-2021)
Available from the BPSI library
- Adams, C.J. (2021). Black Youth: Self-making, Creativity and the Assertion of Hybrid Black Identities. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 59-76. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859268
- Ashraf, D. (2021). A Conversation about Implicit Armor and Racial Identity. Psychoanalysis Today, 14: https://www.psychoanalysis.today/en-GB/PT-Articles/Ashraf161794/A-Conversation-about-Implicit-Armor-and-Racial-Ide.aspx
- Archangelo, A. & O’Loughlin, M. (2021) Exploring Racial Formation in Children: Thoughts from an Encounter with Black Children in Brazil. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 20(3): 215-229. DOI: 10.1080/15289168.2021.1950485
- Bass, A. (2021). Murderous Racism as Normal Psychosis: The Case of Dylann Roof. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 291–313. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211013539 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
- Blechner, M.J. (2020) Racism and Psychoanalysis: How They Affect One Another. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 56(2-3): 245-254. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1756133
- Burch, B. (2021). Engaging the Whitewashed Countertransference: Race Unexpectedly Appears for Therapy. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 28-37. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863079
- Caflisch, J. (2020) “When Reparation Is Felt to Be Impossible”: Persecutory Guilt and Breakdowns in Thinking and Dialogue about Race. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(5): 578-594. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1797402
- Cardenal, M. (2021). Special Time: Working with Street Children. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 520. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926795
- Gaztambide, D. J. (2021). What Is the Value of a Vote? Or Black and Latinx Communities as Part-Object. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 122-124. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863086
- González, F.J. & Rachael Peltz, R. (2021). Community Psychoanalysis: Collaborative Practice as Intervention. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 409-427. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926788
- Hart, A. (2020). Principles For Teaching Issues Of Diversity In A Psychoanalytic Context. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1760084 (see this and other Latest Articles on race and diversity published online by Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Aug 2020).
- Hartman, S. (2020). Binded by the White: A Discussion of “Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 317-324. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744965
- Holmes, D. E. (2021). “I Do Not Have a Racist Bone in My Body”: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on What is Lost and Not Mourned in Our Culture’s Persistent Racism. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 237–258. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211009518 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
- Jones, A.L. (2020). A Black Woman as an American Analyst: Some Observations From One Woman’s Life Over Four Decades. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 21(2): 77-84. DOI:10.1080/15240657.2020.1760013
- Knoblauch, S.H. (2020). Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 299-316. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744966
- Knoblauch, S. H. (2020). Beyond Racial Visibility and Invisible: Reply to Hartman and Sheehi. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 331-335. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744967
- Merson, M. (2021). The Whiteness Taboo: Interrogating Whiteness in Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(1): 13-27, DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1863092
- Moss, D. (2021). On Having Whiteness. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 355–371. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211008507 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
- Patel, P. & Graham, T.M. (2021). A Psychoanalysis for the Black Vertically Infected HIV-Positive Adolescent. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 514-515. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1926798
- Powell, D.R. (2021). Race Matters in Psychoanalytic Education. Psychoanalysis Today, 14: https://www.psychoanalysis.today/en-GB/PT-Articles/Powell139922/Race-Matters-in-Psychoanalytic-Education.aspx
- Powell, D.R. (2020). From the Sunken Place to the Shitty Pace: The Film Get Out, Psychic Emancipation and Modern Race Relations from a Psychodynamic Clinical Perspective. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 89(3), 415-445. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2020.1767486
- Reynoso, J.S. (2021) The Racist Within. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 90(1): 49-76. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2021.1850143
- Rudden, M.G. (2021). Systemic Racism and Othering within Government Agencies: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Environmental Injustice in the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 90-104. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859292
- Shah, D. (2020) Dangerous Territory: Racist Moments in the Psychoanalytic Space. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 89(3): 399-413. DOI: 10.1080/00332828.2020.1766935
- Sheehi, L. (2020). The Reality Principle: Fanonian Undoing, Unlearning, and Decentering: A Discussion of “Fanon’s Vision of Embodied Racism for Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3), 325-330. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2020.1744972
- Slevin, M. (2021). Of Being and Becoming: Psychoanalysis, Race and Class in an Urban ER. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 77-89. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859295
- Slobodin, O. & Ziv-Beiman, S. (2021). “Keeping Culture in Mind”: Relational Thinking and the Bedouin Community. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4): 450-467. DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2021.1925284
- Stephens, M. (2020). Getting Next to Ourselves: The Interpersonal Dimensions of Double-Consciousness. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 56(2-3), 201-225. DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2020.1776095
- Stoute, B. J. (2021). Black Rage: The Psychic Adaptation to the Trauma of Oppression. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 69(2), 259–290. DOI: 10.1177/00030651211014207 (see also other articles in the JAPA 69/2 issue on Psychoanalysis, Race, and Racism).
- Stoute, B.J & Slevin, M. (2021). Introduction – African American Children in the World of Structural Racism: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 44-46. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859297
- Suslovic, B. (2020) Mitigating racial loneliness as transformative psychoanalytic work. Psychoanalytic Culture and Society (25), 480–489 DOI: 10.1057/s41282-020-00175-4
- Vaughans, K.C. (2021). Black Boys in the Eye of the Storm, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 74(1): 47-58. DOI: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1859300 https://doi.org/10.1080/00797308.2020.1859300
- Woods, A. (2020). The work before us: Whiteness and the psychoanalytic institute. Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, 25, 230–249. DOI: 10.1057/s41282-019-00155-3
- Abel, E., Christian, B., & Moglen, H. (2006). Female subjects in black and white: Race, psychoanalysis, feminism.
- Adams, M. V. (1996). The multicultural imagination: Race, color, and the unconscious.
- Akhtar, S. (2014). The African American experience: Psychoanalytic perspectives.
- Altman, N. (1995). The Analyst in the Inner City: Race, Class, and Culture through a Psychoanalytic Lens.
- Aron, L., & Starr, K. E. (2013). A psychotherapy for the people: Toward a progressive psychoanalysis.
- Belkin, M., & White, C. (2020). Intersectionality and relational psychoanalysis: New perspectives on race, gender, and sexuality.
- Berzoff, J., Flanagan L.M., Hertz, P. (2011). Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic clinical theory and psychopathology in contemporary multicultural contexts.
- Brickman, C. (2018). Race in psychoanalysis: Aboriginal populations in the mind.
- Chatelaine, K. L., & Levine, N. (1992). Good me, bad me, not me: Harry Stack Sullivan: an introduction to his thought.
- Gaztambide, D. J. (2020). A people’s history of psychoanalysis. From Freud to liberation psychology.
- Gherovici, P., & Christian, C. (2019). Psychoanalysis in the barrios: Race, class, and the unconscious.
- Herzog, D. (2018). Cold war Freud: Psychoanalysis in an age of catastrophes.
- Jacoby, R. (1986). The repression of psychoanalysis: Otto Fenichel and the political Freudians.
- Keval, N. (2016). Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern.
- Kovel, J., & Ward, I. (1988). White racism: A psychohistory.
- Layton, L., Hollander, N. C., & Gutwill, S. (2006). Psychoanalysis, class and politics: Encounters in the clinical setting.
- Ryan, J. (2017). Class and psychoanalysis: Landscapes of inequality.
- Tovar-Murray, D., & Gaetjens, J. L. (2018). Basic therapeutic counseling skills: Interventions for working with client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
- Turner, L., & Neville, H. A. (2020). Frantz Fanon’s psychotherapeutic approaches to clinical work: Practicing internationally with marginalized communities.
- Volkan, V. (2020). Large-group psychology: Racism, who are we now? societal divisions and narcissistic leaders.
- Young-Bruehl, E. (1998). The anatomy of prejudices.
- Zaretsky, E. (2017). Political Freud: A history.
Many are available in the BPSI Library
- Alexander, M. (2012). The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness.
- Armstrong, C. (2005). White rage.
- Baldwin, J. (1993). The fire next time.
- Baptist, E. E. (2017). Half has never been told: Slavery and the making of american capitalism.
- Bonilla-Silva, E. (2014). Racism without racists: Color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America.
- Coates, T. -N. (2017). Between the world and me.
- Coates, T.-N. (2018). We Were Eight Years in Power: An American tragedy.
- DiAngelo, R. J. (2019). White fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism.
- Doane, A. W., & Bonilla-Silva, E. (2003). White out: The continuing significance of racism.
- Du Bois, W. E. B. (2019). The souls of black folk.
- Elkins, S. M. (1976). Slavery: A problem in American Institutional and intellectual life.
- Emdin, C. (2017). For white folks who teach in the hood – and the rest of y’all too: Reality pedagogy and urban education.
- Fine, M. (1997). Off white: Readings on race, power, and society.
- Gay, V. P. (2016). On the pleasures of owning persons: The hidden face of American slavery.
- Hale, F. W. (2004). What makes racial diversity work in higher education: Academic leaders present successful policies and strategies.
- Hochschild, A. R. (2018). Strangers in their own land: Anger and mourning on the American right.
- Kendall, F. E. (2013). Understanding white privilege: Creating pathways to authentic relationships across race.
- Kendi, I. X. (2017). Stamped from the beginning: The definitive history of racist ideas in America.
- Kendi, I. X. (2019). How to be an antiracist.
- McWorther, J. (2021). Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.
- Metzl, J.M. (2019). Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.
- Morris, M. W., Conteh, M., & Harris-Perry, M. (2018). Pushout: The criminalization of Black girls in schools.
- Morrison, T. (1993). Playing in the dark: Whiteness and the literary imagination.
- Morrison, T. (2017). The origin of others: The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures.
- Nilsen, S., & Turner, S. E. (2014). The colorblind screen: Television in post-racial America.
- Oluo, I. (2020). So you want to talk about race.
- Omi, M., & Winant, H. (2015). Racial formation in the United States.
- Patterson, H. O. (1982). Slavery and social death: A comparative study.
- Rankine, C. (2020). Just Us: An American Conversation. Check this page for the Virtual Book Tour dates in the fall of 2020.
- Robinson, C. J. (2000). Black marxism: The making of the Black radical tradition.
- Snyder, T. (2017). On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century.
- Sullivan, S. (2006). Revealing whiteness: The unconscious habits of racial privilege.
- Tatum, B. D. (1997). “Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?” and other conversations about race.
- Thandeka (2013). Learning to be white: Money, race, and God in America.
- Ward, J. (2016). The fire this time: A new generation speaks about race.
- Wilkerson, I. (2011). The warmth of other suns: The epic story of America’s great migration.
- Yancy, G. (2012). Look, a white!: Philosophical essays on whiteness.
Fiction, Poetry and Memoir
- Angelou, M. (1991). I Know why the Caged Bird Sings.
- Chude-Sokei, L. (2022). Floating in a Most Peculiar Way: A Memoir.
- Hughes, L. (1990). The ways of white folks.
- Morrison, T. (2007). The bluest eye: A novel.
- Rankine, C. (2015). Citizen: An American lyric.
Select Psychoanalytic Papers
Available on PEP and from the BPSI Library
- Ainslie, R. (2013). Intervention Strategies for Addressing Collective Trauma: Healing Communities Ravaged by Racial Strife. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 18:140–152.
- Altman, N. (2000). Black and White Thinking: A Psychoanalyst Reconsiders Race.Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10(4), 589-605. PEP Web Link.
- González, F.J. (2019). Necessary Disruptions: A Discussion of Daniel Butler’s “Racialized Bodies and the Violence of the Setting”. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 20(3), 159-164.
- Hamer F. M. (2002). Guards at the gate: race, resistance, and psychic reality. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 50(4), 1219–1237. PEP Web Link.
- Hamer, F.M. (2006) Racism as a Transference State: Episodes of Racial Hostility in The Psychoanalytic Context, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75(1), 197-214. PEP Web Link.
- Harris, A. (2012). The house of difference, or White silence. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 13(3), 197–216. PEP Web Link.
- Hart, A (2018) From Multicultural Competence to Radical Openness: A Psychoanalytic Engagement of Otherness. The American Psychoanalyst, 5(1). https://apsa.org/apsaa-publications/vol51no1-TOC/html/vol51no1_09.xhtml
- Hart, A. (2019). The Discriminatory Gesture: A Psychoanalytic Consideration of Posttraumatic Reactions to Incidents of Racial Discrimination, Psychoanalytic Social Work, 26(1), 5-24.
- Holmes, D.E. (1992). Race and Transference in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 73:1-11. PEP Web Link.
- Holmes, D.E. (1999). Race and Countertransference: Two “Blind Spots” in Psychoanalytic Perception. Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 1(4):319-332. PEP Web Link.
- Holmes, D.E. (2006). The Wrecking Effects of Race and Social Class on Self and Success. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75(1):215-235. PEP Web Link. PEP Web Link.
- Jamali, A.P. & Méndez, T. (2019). “Know Whence you Came”: Psychoanalytic Theory, Queer Theory, and the Mixed-Race Experience. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 26(1), 69-83.
- Leary, K. (1997). Race, Self-Disclosure, and “Forbidden Talk”: Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary Clinical Practice. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 66(2), 163-189. PEP Web Link.
- Leary, K. (2000). Racial Enactments in Dynamic Treatment. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10(4), 639-653. PEP Web Link.
- Leary, K. (2007). Racial Insult and Repair. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 17(4), 539-549. PEP Web Link.
- Leary, K. (2012). Race as an Adaptive Challenge: Working with Diversity in the Clinical Consulting Room. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 29(3), 279-291. PEP Web Link.
- Powell, D. R. (2018). Race, African Americans, and Psychoanalysis: Collective Silence in the Therapeutic Situation. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 66(6), 1021–1049.
- Prager J. (2014) Melancholia and the Racial Order: A Psychosocial Analysis of America’s Enduring Racism. In: Chancer L., Andrews J. (eds). The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis. Studies in the Psychosocial.
- Segal, H. (1987). Silence is the Real Crime. The International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 14, 3-12. PEP Web Link.
- Schen C.R., Greenlee A. (2018). Race in Supervision: Let’s Talk About It. Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 46(1), 1-21.
- Stephens, M. (2018). “Playing Out” Our “Playing in the Dark”: Racial Enactments and Psychoanalytic Institutions. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 66(5):941-950.
- Stephens, M. (2018). Islands of Encounter: A Reflection on the Place of Psychoanalysis. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 19(1), 69-72.
- Stoute, B. (2017). Race and Racism in Psychoanalytic Thought: The Ghosts in Our Nursery. The American Psychoanalyst, 51(1), 10-29. https://apsa.org/apsaa-publications/vol51no1-TOC/html/vol51no1_08.xhtml
- Suchet, M. (2007). Unraveling Whiteness. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 17(6): 867-886. PEP Web Link.
- White, K.P. (2002). Surviving Hating and Being Hated. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 38(3):401-422. PEP Web Link.
Resources from APsaA and the DPE Section on Diversities
With thanks to APsaA and the DPE Section on Diversities chaired by Dr. Anton Hart, ApsaA has created an extensive resource page including films, podcasts, and papers, many of which have informed our BPSI Resource page. For the full listing, go to https://apsa.org/addressing-racism. Of special attention are:
- The American Psychoanalyst, Vol 55(2), Spring/Summer 2021
- The American Psychoanalyst, Vol 55(1), Winter/Spring 2021
- Covid-19, George Floyd, Racism, Psychoanalysis, and Music by Julie Jaffee Nagel (p. 7, 34)
- Analyzing Psychoanalytic Racism by Mark J. Blechner (p. 11-13)
- Notes from the Inaugural Meeting of the Holmes Commission on Racial Equality in APsaA with Dorothy E. Holmes, Dionne R. Powell, Anton Hart, Beverly J. Stoute (p. 13-15)
- A Psychoanalytic Approach to Combating Racism by Margarita Cereijido (p. 29)
- The American Psychoanalyst, Vol 54(3), Fall 2020
- Diversities – Part I:
- Introduction from the Diversity Editor Justin Shubert
- Interview with Sandra Walker Justin Shubert
- Parasitic Whiteness at Work Donald B. Moss
- A Preview of How Psychoanalytic Training Institutes are Addressing the Diversities Anton Hart, Jordan Dunn, and Lauren Jones
- from Crosscurrents – Part I:
- On Finding Speech Hasani Baharanyi
- “This Country is Going to Kill Me” Forrest Hamer
- APsaA DPE Diversity Resources Database Webpage
- The American Psychoanalyst (Vols. 50(3), 50(4), 51(1)), three-issue series on race.
BPSI Programs and Publications
BPSI audio-recorded the 2019 program “Facets of Race in Psychoanalysis” with Celia Brickman, PhD, and Francisco Gonzalez, MD. BPSI, December 7, 2019. Click here to listen.
BPSI’s journal American Imago published papers from the 2018 BPSI Conference “Race, Racism, and Emancipation: Can We See Ourselves as We Are?” along with a paper by Dorothy Evans Holmes:
- Edelstein, B. (2019). Introduction: Stumbling on our Past, Reflections on James Baldwin’s “My Dungeon Shook”. American Imago 76(3), 295-300.
- Hamer, F.M. (2019). Liberty, This Beautiful and Terrible Thing. American Imago 76(3), 301-308.
- Harris, A. (2019). The Perverse Pact: Racism and White Privilege. American Imago 76(3), 309-333.
- Holmes, D.E. (2019). Our Country ‘tis of We and Them: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on our Fractured American Identity. American Imago 76(3), 359-379.
- Stoute, B.J. (2019). Racial Socialization and Thwarted Mentalization: Psychoanalytic Reflections from the Lived Experience of James Baldwin’s America. American Imago 76(3), 335-357.
Interdisciplinary Papers and Work
- Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) (2021). A Rising Tide of Hate and Violence against Asian Americans in New York During COVID-19: Impact, Causes, Solutions. Paul/Weiss.
- Crenshaw, K. (1989). Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics, University of Chicago Legal Forum: Vol. 1989, Article 8. Available at: https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/uclf/vol1989/iss1/8
- French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D. V., Adames, H. Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., Chen, G. A., & Neville, H. A. (2020). Toward a Psychological Framework of Radical Healing in Communities of Color. The Counseling Psychologist, 48(1), 14–46. Click here to download.
- How to Provide a Multicultural Education. Baylor University EdD Online Program in Learning and Organizational Change.
- Lorde, A. (1984). Age, race, class and sex: women redefining difference. In Lorde, A. (1984). Sister outsider: Essays and speeches, 114-123.
- Mekawi, Y. et al. (2020). Racial discrimination and Posttraumatic Stress: Examining Emotion Dysregulation as a Mediator in an African American Community Sample. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11(1).
- Nichols, L.T. (2019). Louisa Pinkham Holt, Public Sociology and Racial Desegregation. Society (56),378–382.
- Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Working Definition of Allyship: The Handout.
- Oberlin College. Tips for Antiracist Allyship.
- Revolutionary Solidarity: A Critical Reader for Accomplices (essays from Ferguson). (2015).
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Race, Racism and Health: Examining the connections between race, racism and health in the United States.
- The Vermont-NEA Racial Justice Task Force. (2018). Interrupting Bias: Calling Out vs. Calling In.
- Villalobos, (2015). Applying White Followership to Racial Justice Organizing. In Latina/o college student leadership: Emerging theory, promising practice; edited by Adele Lozano. Lexington Books, pp. 167-184.
BPSI Public Voices
BPSI Members’ Op-Eds/Off-the-Couch/Blogs/Interviews
- Baker, M. (2017, February 21). BPSI Off the Couch: I Am Not Your Negro. BPSI. https://bpsi.org/off-the-couch-james-baldwin/
- Edelstein. B. (2018, Spring). Solange Skinner Conference: Race and Emancipation. The BPSI Bulletin, p. 28-31. https://bpsi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/BPSI-Bulletin-Spring-2018-WEB.pdf
- Epstein, A. (2017, Fall/Winter). Implicit Bias, Psychoanalysis, and Racial Bias. The BPSI Bulletin, p. 25-27. https://bpsi.org/implicit-bias-psychoanalysis-and-racial-bias/
- Gibson, N. (2020, July 8). Fanonian revolutionary practice and Fanonian psychotherapeutic practice: An interview with Helen Neville and Lou Turner, editors of “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work: Practicing Internationally with Marginalized Communities” (Routledge, 2020). Daraja Press.https://darajapress.com/2020/07/08/fanonian-revolutionary-practice-and-fanonian-psychotherapeutic-practice
- Goldberg, E. (2021, June 16). Born A Crime – Book Review. BPSI. https://bpsi.org/born-a-crime-book-review/
- Goldberg, E. (2019). The Nickel Boys: A Novel. BPSI. https://bpsi.org/the-nickel-boys-a-novel/
- Harrison, A.M. (2020, September 3). Nonverbal Cues in Systemic Racism: The SCC Podcast Episode. BPSI. https://bpsi.org/nonverbal-cues-in-systemic-racism-audio/
- Leary, K. (2021, October 27), BPSI Member and Senior Equity Fellow at the Office of Management and Budget. Two Equity Executive Orders are “A Tremendous Opportunity” for Agencies. [Video]. Government Matters. https://govmatters.tv/two-equity-executive-orders-are-a-tremendous-opportunity-for-agencies-omb-official-says/
- Leary, K. (2020, December 9), BPSI Member, co-author of Reckoning With History: Confederate Monuments In American Cities. [Teaching Case and Educator’s Guide]. Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. https://www.cityleadership.harvard.edu/cases/reckoning-with-history-confederate-monuments-in-american-cities-
- Leary, K. (2020, October 29), BPSI Member, a Panelist on the ICA Forum on Racism, Public Health, and Contemporary Art. [Video]. ICA/Boston. https://youtu.be/oFeATKNMJuc
- Leary, K. (2019). Issue Brief from The Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law: Mental Health, School-Based Health Centers, and Girls of Color: Policy and Practice Recommendations: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/poverty-inequality-center/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/12/Policy-and-Practice-Recommendations-for-Release.pdf
- Leary, K. (2019, July 26), BPSI Trustee, interviewed on MSNBC as one of the 149 signatories of the op-ed in the Washington Post calling President Trump out on his racist rhetoric. https://www.facebook.com/kimberlyn.leary/videos/10161958870895403/.
- Smith-Hutton, M. (2021, June 23). Caste – Book Review. BPSI. https://bpsi.org/caste-book-review/
- Teusch, R. (2021, May 31). Psychoanalysis, History and Radical Ethics: Book Review. BPSI. https://bpsi.org/psychoanalysis-history-and-radical-ethics-book-review/
- Teusch, R. (2020, August 27). A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: Book Review. BPSI. https://bpsi.org/a-peoples-history-of-psychoanalysis-book-review/
- Thurer, S. (2021, March 17). Balm in Gilead: A Book Review. BPSI. https://bpsi.org/balm-in-gilead-a-book-review/
- Webster, Cecil, appearances on WGBH Basic Black:
- Charles Anderson, Naomi Ko, Cecil R. Webster Jr., Mark Kennedy (Panelists). (2021 November 5). The Other C: Avoiding Or Delaying Care Because Of The Pandemic. Basic Black. WGBH Boston. https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2021/11/05/basic-black-the-other-c-avoiding-or-delaying-care-because-of-the-pandemic
- Callie Crossley (Host), Nefertiti Walker, PhD, Cecil Webster, MD, Yasmin Cruz Ferrine, MBA, Pratt Wiley, JD (Panelists). (2021 April 16). Culture Fit in the Workplace. Basic Black. WGBH Boston. https://www.wgbh.org/program/basic-black/cultural-fit-in-the-workplace
- Khalil G. Muhammad, PhD, Cecil Webster, MD, Kenneth Shropshire & Rahsaan Hall (Panelists). (2020 June 20). Protests, Police & Hope for the Future. Basic Black. WGBH Boston. https://www.wgbh.org/program/basic-black/protests-police-hope-for-the-future
- Charmain Jackman PhD, Cecil Webster, MD, Xenia Johnson-Bhembe, MD, (Panelists). (2020 April 3). COVID-19 & Mental Health. Basic Black. WGBH Boston. https://www.pbs.org/video/covid-19-mental-health-wgl6zn/
- Ivan Espinoza, Esq, Cecil Webster, MD, Phillip Martin, WGBH/NECIR, Prof. Michael Jeffries, (Panelists). (2019 October 4). Fear of the Other. Basic Black. WGBH Boston. https://video.wgbh.org/video/fear-of-the-other-tm145b/
In the Media
Articles and Blog Posts:
- Baldwin, J. (1962, November 10). Letter from a Region in My Mind. New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/11/17/letter-from-a-region-in-my-mind
- Cheng, A. (2021, February 21). What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/opinion/anti-asian-violence.html
- Crawley, A. (2021, April 14). I Grew Up Afraid. Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Is The Lesson I Needed. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2021/04/14/986466561/i-grew-up-afraid-lil-nas-xs-montero-is-the-lesson-i-needed
- Douglass, F. (1852, July 5) “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”. Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. Teaching American History. https://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/what-to-the-slave-is-the-fourth-of-july/
- Gill-Peterson, J. (2021, April 5). Transgender Childhood Is Not a ‘Trend’. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/opinion/transgender-children.html
- Gold, J. (2020, June 12). ‘I Am Tired’: What Black Doctors Need You To Know Right Now. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicagold/2020/06/12/i-am-tired-what-black-doctors-need-you-to-know-right-now/amp/
- Goldberg, M. (2021, February 26). The Campaign to Cancel Wokeness. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/opinion/speech-racism-academia.html
- H.N. (2020, Sep 25) How Psychoanalysis Helped Me Rethink Police Brutality. Psyche on Campus: a blog about teaching psychoanalysis in the undergraduate classroom (and beyond). https://web.sas.upenn.edu/psycheoncampus/2020/09/25/how-psychoanalysis-helped-me-rethink-police-brutality/
- Jilani, Z. (2021, October 26). John McWhorter Argues That Antiracism Has Become a Religion of the Left. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/26/books/review/john-mcwhorter-woke-racism.html
- Kellaway, K. (2015, December 27). Interview: Claudia Rankine: Blackness in the White Imagination Has Nothing To Do With Black People. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/27/claudia-rankine-poet-citizen-american-lyric-feature
- Kendi, I.X. (2018, January 13). The Heartbeat of Racism is Denial. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/opinion/sunday/heartbeat-of-racism-denial.html
- McWhorter, J. (2015, July 27). Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion. Daily Beast. https://www.thedailybeast.com/antiracism-our-flawed-new-religion
- McWhorter, J. (2020, June 22). The Dictionary Definition of Racism Has to Change. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/dictionary-definition-racism-has-change/613324/
- Miloy, C. (2020, August 11). Black psychiatrists are few. They’ve never been more needed. The Washington Post.https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/black-psychiatrists-are-few-theyve-never-been-more-needed/2020/08/11/7df9eeea-dbeb-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html
- Mineo, L. (2020, June 4). Why America can’t escape its racist roots: A scholar of slavery and issues of race, Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology, talks about the killing of George Floyd. The Harvard Gazette. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/06/orlando-patterson-explains-why-america-cant-escape-its-racist-roots/
- Moffic, S.H, Bailey, R.K., Clark, F.A., CCohen, C., Friedman, C., Isom, J., Malhotra, A. (2020, August 11). Dismantle Racism in Psychiatry & Society. Psychiatric Times.
- Obama, B. (2013). Remarks by the president on Trayvon Martin. The White House Office of Press Secretary. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/07/19/remarks-president-trayvon-martin
- Osterheldt, J. (2021, Jan 16). The safety of privilege: As conversations about securing the Capitol continue, it’s important to acknowledge that for Black people, America has never been a safe place. Boston Globe. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/01/16/metro/safety-privilege
- Patterson, O. (2020, June 5). The Long Reach of Racism in the U.S. Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-long-reach-of-racism-in-the-u-s-11591372542
- SALMAGUNDI. (2020, Spring-Summer). The Black Intellectual and the Condition of the Culture: A Salmagundi Symposium at Skidmore College. https://salmagundi.skidmore.edu/articles/192-the-black-intellectual-the-condition-of-the-culture
- Stovall, N. (2019, August). Whiteness on the Couch. Longreads. https://longreads.com/2019/08/12/whiteness-on-the-couch/
- Sullivan, A. (2021, Feb 5). The Unbearable Whiteness of The Classics. The Weekly Dish. https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/the-unbearable-whiteness-of-the-classics-d60
- Valdary, C. (2021, Feb 3). A Hole in the Heart of Antiracism Training. Boston Globe. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/03/opinion/hole-heart-antiracism-training/
- Altman, N. (2021, June 8). Interview to Tracy Morgan about White Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. [Audio podcast episode]. New Books in Psychoanalysis. https://newbooksnetwork.com/white-privilege
- Davids, M. Fakhry (2021, March 16). Interview to Tracy Morgan about Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference. [Audio podcast episode]. New Books in Psychoanalysis. https://newbooksnetwork.com/internal-racism
- Layton, L. (2020, Dec 18). Interview to J. J. Mull about Toward a Social Psychoanalysis: Culture, Character, and Normative Unconscious Processes. [Audio podcast episode]. New Books in Psychoanalysis. https://newbooksnetwork.com/toward-a-social-psychoanalysis
- Lythcott-Haims (2021, April 16) ‘How To Be An Adult’ & ‘Real American’ Author Julie Lythcott-Haims. [Audio podcast episode]. In Fresh Air. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2021/04/19/988761834/how-to-be-an-adult-real-american-author-julie-lythcott-haims
- Stephens, M. (2020, November 20). Moving Conversations: What Can Psychoanalysts and Choreographers Learn from One Another? [Audio podcast episode]. In Couched. https://shows.acast.com/couched/episodes/moving-conversations-what-can-psychoanalysts-and-choreograph
- Tippet, K. (2020, July 9). Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem: In Conversation. [Audio podcast episode]. In On Being. WNYC. https://onbeing.org/programs/robin-diangelo-and-resmaa-menakem-in-conversation/
- Wortham, J. and Morris, W. (2021, March 18). The N-Word. [Audio podcast episode]. Still Processing. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/podcasts/still-processing-n-word-season-premiere.html
Video Programs and Event Recordings:
- Ainslie, R. (1999). Crossover: A Story of Desegregation (film, 55 min). Click here to watch on Vimeo (password: CO_2014!full).
- Baldwin, J. (1979). Never Aired Interview to ABC. Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/561405000
- Chude-Sokei, L., Jin, H, Krishnan, S., Pinsky, R., Thelemaque, A. (2021, April 26). A Conversation about Blackness, Immigration, and What it Means to be an American. Boston University’s Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground and African American Studies Department. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DID7jnylYU&t=365s
- Crew, S. (2021, March 22). Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering. [Video]. William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJPmd3Ls5I8
- Good, M. (2021, October 12). Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Views from Around the World [Video]. William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZxxlNptI1A
- Greenfield-Sanders, T. (2020, June 23). Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.(Season 34, Episode 3) American Masters. PBS. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/toni-morrison-the-pieces-i-am-about/12366/
- Mezzich, J. (2021, May 27). Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Views from Around the World [Video]. William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NBjbiKViRg
- Moock, A. (2021). Opening Doors: Race, Conversation, and Song. Music and Interview Series presented in collaboration with the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church Anti-Racism Team. [Click here to watch the videos of past shows].
- Murphy, L.T. & Alexander-Floyd, N. (2021, November 15). Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Views from Around the World [Video]. William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwLLpdPBOoM
- Vahali, H.O. (2021, September 24). Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Views from Around the World [Video]. William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kjcf6FW_Y8
- Winograd, B. (2014). Black Psychoanalysts Speak [Video]. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):1. YouTube (for a limited time in 2020), PEP Web Link (permanent).
- Yaglom, M. & Belkin, M. (2021, Apr 18). Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Views from Around the World [Video]. William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg-XdlRM5rE
Books from the BPSI Library
We are deeply grateful to Deborah Choate, Karen Melikian, and Cecilia Mikalac for their recent donations of books to enrich our Social Awareness collection.
Social Awareness Shelf
- Akhtar, S. (2014). The African American experience: Psychoanalytic perspectives.
- American Psychological Association. (1993). Violence & youth: Psychology’s response.
- Anderson, C. (2017). White Rage.
- Brickman, C. (2018). Race in psychoanalysis: Aboriginal populations in the mind.
- Bulhan, H. A. (1985). Frantz Fanon and the psychology of oppression.
- Chude-Sokei, L. (2022). Floating in a Most Peculiar Way: A Memoir.
- Davids, M. F. (2011). Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference.
- Eng, D. L. (2019). Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans.
- Fanon, F. (2008). Black skin, white masks.
- Gaztambide, D. J. (2020). A people’s history of psychoanalysis. From Freud to liberation psychology.
- Gherovici, P. & Christian, C. (2019). Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, class, and the unconscious.
- Lane, C. (1998). The psychoanalysis of race.
- Layton, L., & Leavy-Sperounis, M. (2020). Toward a social psychoanalysis: Culture, character, and normative unconscious processes.
- Lythcott-Haims, J. (2018). Real American: A Memoir.
- Poussaint, A. F., & Alexander, A. (2000). Lay my burden down: Unraveling suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans.
- Ramos-Zayas, A. Y. (2012). Street therapists: Race, affect, and neoliberal personhood in Latino Newark.
- Sklarew, B., Twenlow, S.W., Wilkinson, S.M. (2004). Analysts in the Trenches: Streets, Schools, War Zones.
- Taylor, P., Alcoff, L., Anderson, L. (2020). The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race.
- Vaughans, K. C. (2014). The psychology of Black boys and adolescents: 2 volumes.
- Yancy, G. (2008). Black bodies, white gazes: The continuing significance of race.
- Wilderson, F. (2021). Afropessimism.
From The BPSI Archives:
- Tributes to Frances Bonner. PINE Newsletter (2001, Spring/Summer). PINE Collection, The BPSI Archives.
- Orlando Lightfoot, MD. Interview to Sanford Gifford, MD (2001, May 21). [Audio recordings]. Oral History Interviews, The BPSI Archives.
- Charles Pinderhughes, MD. Interview by Sanford Gifford (1994, December 7). [Transcript]. Oral History Transcripts, BPSI Archives.
- Brown vs. Board of Education materials. Louisa Pinkham Howe Papers. The BPSI Archives.
- Howe (Holt), Louisa Pinkham. Interviews to Catherine Holt and David J. Kallen (1995-1996). [Transcripts]. Oral History Transcripts, The BPSI Archives.
Curated Reading lists
- Anti-Racism and Racism in Psychology, Psychiatry, Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Supervision, a list compiled by Kenneth S. Pope, PhD, ABPP
- NY Times Anti-racism Reading List
- Harvard Gazette: Reading list on Issues of Race https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/06/a-reading-list-on-issues-of-race/
- The Anti-Racist Starter Pack https://parade.com/1046031/breabaker/anti-racist-tv-movies-documentaries-ted-talks-books/
- Harvard Kennedy School resources and reading on racial justice, equity and anti-racism
- Talking about Race: Being Antiracist. Resources from the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Collective Resource Sites
A crowd-sourced repository with resources in 23 languages with an emphasis on conversations within immigrant communities and families about Black Lives Matter and systemic racism.
- National Equity Project
- Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others by Pepperdine University’s Online Master of Psychology program.
- Routledge. Educating for Black Lives: Readings and Resources for Anti-racist Education