New York City psychoanalyst: “Whiteness is a condition with no permanent cure”

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Dr. Donald Moss, a New York City psychoanalyst, published an article in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association titled “On Having Whiteness” and definig it as a “parasitic-like condition,” according to The Blaze.

What are the details?

“Whiteness is a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which 'white' people have a particular susceptibility,” the paper began.

“Parasitic whiteness renders its hosts' appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse. These deformed appetites particularly target nonwhite people. Once established, these appetites are nearly impossible to eliminate,” Moss continued.

Fox News pointed out that “Moss argues that white people possess an 'entitled dominion' that enables the 'host' to wield power 'without limit, force without restriction, violence without mercy,' and increases one's desire to 'terrorize.’”

The article also mentioned that “any infant is vulnerable to the parasite of whiteness.”

What about treatment?

Apparently, the psychoanalyst, who is white, also had in mind what could be done about the mentioned “condition.”

“Effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions. Such interventions can reasonably aim only to reshape whiteness's infiltrated appetites, to reduce their intensity, redistribute their aims, and occasionally turn those aims toward the work of reparation,” the doctor alleged.

He also claimed that “there is not yet a permanent cure" for whiteness. According to the psychoanalyst, whiteness “easily infiltrates even groups founded on the protection of individuals, on democratic principles.”
“In 2019, he delivered his theory describing whiteness as a parasitic condition as a plenary address for the South African Psychoanalytical Association, and he also lectured on it at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York,” Newsweek revealed.

In 2017, Moss received the Elizabeth Young Bruehl award for work against prejudice. He teaches psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.

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