Racism Is An Addiction


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As people gather to protest the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmed Arbery and so many Black people before them, Nzinga takes the opportunity to talk about how racism biologically and psychologically impacts our black and brown communities. Yes, this kind of chronic trauma leads to increased substance use disorders. But even more so, this episode explores how racism itself is the addiction of America.

Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

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Anti-racism isn’t easy work, so make sure you’re also taking care of yourself:

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● Go to www.loveislouder.org/recovery for great resources for self care like breathing exercises, journaling workshops, and conflict resolution

Here are some resources for folks who want to learn more, donate, and take action.

Anti-Racism Resources. This has podcasts, books, articles, and movies.

75 Things White People Can Do

● Our friends at PBS have a podcast, America Interrupted, about how coronavirus is changing the way we live, and how that impacts our communities of color.

“What Does It Mean To Be Anti-Racist?” From the Racial Healing Handbook

Local elections are so important! Make sure you’re registered to vote at www.vote.gov

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