Article: Unbound, Race Gives Me Poetry, Laura Cheifetz

Deep and thoughtful piece on being Asian American, by Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz talking about the relationship between racism (bad) vs. racial identity (good and necessary). Beauty from ashes.

“Racism is about dehumanizing us, but racial identity isn’t bad. Racism strips me of my humanity, and racial identity hands it right back. Racial identity is beautiful. Racial identity is powerful. God made us different and lovely and through the ugliness of white supremacy, some of us have found belonging.”

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Written by Joseph Lee, M.D.

I'm a Psychiatrist in private practice in Redondo Beach, CA. I completed both medical school and residency training at UCLA. My practice is psychotherapy based with a health-oriented focus on personal growth and wellbeing. I also teach about mental healthiness and advocate for social emotional learning (SEL) in all contexts.

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