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Vigilante attacks on rape suspects — overdue justice?

Some very interesting things have happened in Bolivia and in California. Rape victims and their supporters have taken to vigilante justice. More power to them. In Temecula, California, police say Esteban Cruz got a teenage girl to go into the park with him. And raped her. Continue Reading →

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How does racism cause mental illness?

As we closed out the month of May, the DSM-5 was being released. The DSM-5 is mental health’s equivalent to the Bible. There has been a lot of discussion about addressing racism as a precursor to mental illness, more particularly to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Recently, Dr. Monnica Williams wrote an article for Psychology Today on this very subject. According to Dr. Williams, “Similar to rape victims, race-related trauma victims may respond with disbelief, shock or dissociation, which can prevent them from responding to the incident in a healthy manner. Continue Reading →

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