…eople far better than if we decide to put our own label on them and forever see them in that light. This is why things like depression retain such a stigma even today and why they are (I believe) erroneously given a blanket term “mental illness”. It’s easier for the general population to believe that someone has depression because something is …
Interesting isn’t it, because if we’re talking about a group of white people, the mentally ill person is the “other”. (Stigma doesn’t begin to say it)
Yet, when angry young white men shoots up a crowd of innocent people, we call him mentally ill — but if an angry brown man does the same, he’s a terrorist.
We have layers and layers of “other”
Agreed — we could use less segregation of every sort and more humanity and empathy for “others”