A white psychoanalyst named Dr. Donald Moss in New York City is facing backlash after publishing a study calling his skin color a “malignant, parasitic-like illness” with no “permanent solution.”
Dr. Donald Moss, a published author, and professor at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute published his article “On Having Whiteness” in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association last month.
He is 51 years old.
Calls Whiteness as ‘Parasitic Like Condition’ Full Details
According to the article’s abstract on Sage Journals, “Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which ‘white’ people have a particular susceptibility,”
“The condition is foundational, generating characteristic ways of being in one’s body, in one’s mind, and in one’s world.”
According to the paper, which is also available on the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed site, “Parasitic Whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse,”
The abstract claims that the “deformed appetites” “target nonwhite people in particular” and that “once established, these appetites are nearly impossible to eliminate.”
There is “no guarantee against regression” and although “effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions.”
The abstract states, “There is no permanent cure yet.”
The paper generated fury among academics on the same subject on the internet. Dr. Philip Pellegrino, a professional psychologist in Pennsylvania, tweeted, “How do my colleagues consider this scholarship? Anyone actuality take this seriously? #science #psychology
On Having Whiteness – Donald Moss, 2021″
How do my colleagues consider this scholarship? Anyone actuality take this seriously? #science#psychology
Many others questioned whether it was a genuine study until it was established that it had been published. Another person said, “I was skeptical so I looked it up, and yeah this is real and now I want to throw my Psychology degree in the garbage.”
I was skeptical so I looked it up, and yeah this is real and now I want to throw my Psychology degree in the garbage. https://t.co/GOromunXSo
Another one wrote, “This racist vomit should be called out for what it is,”
“This is the lowest and most dangerous form of racism masquerading as academic discourse. Shameful.”
Or how about this:
“Blackness is…a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which “black” people have particular susceptibility…Effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interventions.”
This racist vomit should be called out for what it is
His work since the mid-1980s has been to “understand and demolish structural forms of hatred… racism, homophobia, misogyny, and xenophobia,” according to his bio for the American Psychoanalytic Association.