To Achieve Mental Health Equity, Dismantle Social Injustice

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To Achieve Mental Health Equity, Dismantle Social Injustice

Substance use disorders and other problems cannot be addressed from a position of willful ignorance about our society’s inequalities.

In her book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, Ijeoma Oluo describes a phrase that she and her fellow social justice advocates use whenever injustice occurs in society: “works according to design,” meaning that our unequal society didn’t come about by accident – it was designed to keep historically marginalized people on the margins.

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