Covid-19: Public Health vs Public Racism
The tensions revealing by the COVID-19 epidemic are planted deep in the US experience. On the Laura Flanders Show, race and gender scholar Mab Segrest discusses how white supremacy has trumped science throughout American history, with particular focus on the evidence she uncovered in her new book, “Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry. Segrest’s work was the subject of a Laura Flanders Show special feature shortly this March. She shared her thoughts on COVID-19 with Laura recently, from her home near Durham, NC.
“We’re living under an administration of lunacy again,” says Segrest in this extra.