Can Psychedelics Help Heal Racism, Sexism, & Sexual Discrimination?

Tripsitter Last Updated: December 23, 2021 Print

Because psychedelics allow us to see our external personas from a different angle, they can be particularly helpful for people who have faced systematic, historical oppression. 

Psychedelics may allow us to unlearn racist, sexist, or homophobic indoctrination. This includes people of color, women, gays and lesbians and any others whose external identities have been villainized, or regarded as secondary or less than.

By introducing the individual to a perspective of reality where they are not “less than”, psychedelics can begin to heal the individual from the invisible dehumanizing effects of racism, sexism, or homophobia. The individual is awakened to the micro-ways in which discrimination and judgment define our self-perception.

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