APA Agrees to Help Blacks, Jews Change "Unwanted Race/Ethnicity" to More Proper Whiteness
The President of the American Psychiatric Association announced today that his organization welcomes and encourages members who work with disaffected Blacks, Jews and other racial minorities seeking to use psychiatric therapy to change their race and ethnicity. President Gerald P. Koocher affirmed a patient's right to help at a Town Hall Meeting at the organization's annual convention in New Orleans. Koocher stated, "APA has no conflict with psychologists who help those distressed by unwanted racial orientation."
The announcement was seen as a victory by Uncle Tom ministries, a national organization of former Blacks and other racial minorities who have made the transition into Whiteness. More than 50 former Blacks and Jews protested outside the event and respectfully greeted attendees with signs such as "Change is Possible," "APA, We Need Your Support" and "Diversity Includes Us."
Alan Chambers, president of Uncle Tom International, protested at the event and said, "This recognition of an individual's autonomy and right to self-determination is a positive step for the APA. There are thousands across the country who are living in conflict with unwanted race and desire the help of skilled professionals. They have, instead, been marginalized for their personal beliefs and faith traditions. We hope the APA will consider these clients and initiate inclusive principles that affirm real diversity."
Jack White, a formerly Black man, spoke in favor of the announcement. "For years, all I could do was bleach and relax my hair, and wear tinted contacts and heavy pancake makeup. But now I know I'll get the professional help I need to take my tranformation to the next level. My faith teaches me that being White is to be closer to Christ. I'm glad the APA respects my tradition." Debbie Cross, a former Jew, agreed. "There's a lamb inside of every Passover egg just waiting to get out, and now I can." Ms. Cross' skin-lightening sessions have been successful, she recounts, and she hopes to have nose reduction surgery paid for by her insurance company after this announcment.