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INTRODUCTION

The Creation of Racism

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n the United States, African-American and to receive electroshock treatment (over 400 volts
Hispanic children in predominantly white of electricity sent searing through the brain to
school districts are classified as learning control or alter a persons behavior) and to be
disabled more often than Whites. This subjected to physical and chemical restraints.3
leads to millions of minority children Around the world, racial minority groups
being hooked onto prescribed mind-altering continue to come under assault. The effects are
drugs some more potent than cocaine to obvious: poverty, broken families, ruined youth,
treat this mental disorder. And yet, with and even genocide (deliberate destruction of a
early reading instruction, the number of students race or culture). No matter how loud the plead-
so classified could be reduced by up to 70%.1 ings or sincere the efforts of our religious lead-
African-Americans and Hispanics are also ers, our politicians and our teachers, racism just
significantly over-represented in U.S. prisons. seems to persist.
In Britain, black men are 10 times more Yes, racism persists. But why? Rather than
likely than white men to be diagnosed as schizo- struggle unsuccessfully with the answer to this
phrenic, and more likely to be prescribed and question, there is a better question to ask. Who?
given higher doses of powerful psychotropic The truth is we will not fully understand
(mind-altering) drugs.2 They are also more likely racism until we recognize that two largely

A Message from Isaac Hayes


Psychiatric programs and drugs have ravaged our inner cities,
helping to create criminals of our young people, and all because
psychiatrists and psychologists were allowed to practice racist
behavioral control and experimentation in our schools, instead of
leaving teachers just to teach.
CCHR has a commitment to improving conditions in the
mental health field by exposing abuses like this all well
documented and they are effectively doing something about
them. That is why I became a commissioner of their organization
and why I ask that you listen to what they have to say.
Isaac Hayes, Academy Award-winning composer, musician, actor, and a commissioner
with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

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unsuspected groups are actively and deceptively
fostering racism throughout the world. The
legacy of these groups includes such large-scale
tragedies as the Nazi Holocaust, South Africas
apartheid and today, the widespread disabling
of millions of schoolchildren with harmful,
addictive drugs. These groups are psychiatry
and psychology.
In 1983, a World Health Organization report
stated, in no other medical field in South
Africa is the contempt of the person, cultivated
by racism, more concisely portrayed than in
psychiatry.4
Professor of Community Psychiatry, Dr. S.P.
Sashidharan, stated, Psychiatry comes closest
to the police in pursuing practices and pro-
cedures that discriminate against minority
ethnic groups in the United Kingdom.5
Dr. Karen Wren and Professor Paul Boyle
of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland,
concluded that the role of scientific racism in
psychiatry throughout Europe is well established
historically and continues today.6 This publication is designed to raise awareness
Since 1969, CCHR has worked in the field among individuals about this harmful influence.
of human rights and mental health reform, Not only can racism be defeated, but it must be,
and has investigated the racist influence of if man is to live in true harmony.
the mental health professions on the Nazi
Holocaust, apartheid, the cultural assault of Sincerely,
the Australian Aboriginal people, New Zealand
Maoris and Native American Indians, and the
current discrimination against Blacks across
the world.
Psychiatry and psychologys racist ideolo- Jan Eastgate
gies continue to light the fires of racism locally President, Citizens Commission
and internationally to this day. on Human Rights International

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IMPORTANT FACTS
For centuries, psychiatry and
psychology have provided the

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scientific justification for racism.

The emergence of racism was


certain to happen considering the
basic philosophies that govern the
psychiatric and psychological
professions. The first is the
survival of the fittest principle,
which underlies the psychiatric
eugenics (racial improvement)
movement; the other is the
psychiatric idea that man is merely
an animal. Together they form a
mentality that breeds anti-social
theories and attitudes, including

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racist ones.

In 1883, British psychologist


Francis Galton created the term
eugenics, from the Greek word
eugenes, meaning good stock,
and defined certain racial groups

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as inferior.

Through their history of invented


racial diseases, psychiatry and
psychology have not only
legitimized modern racism, but
also provided the justification
for outright genocide.

For over 200 years racist theories


such as those promoted by psychiatrist
Benjamin Rush and psychologist Francis
Galton (top right) have been used
to justify discrimination.
CHAPTER ONE
The History of
Scientific Racism

W
hipping the devil out of them, savages court [ask for] slavery. They have no
was the recommended treat- independence about them, generally speaking,
ment for a mental disorder but follow a master as a spaniel would. He left
called drapetomania [from no doubt about his beliefs when he said, The
drapetes, a runaway slave and average intellectual standard of the Negro is
mania, meaning crazy], which meant a slave had some two grades below our own.7
the unnatural urge to run away. It was discov- Humans, Galton determined, were decid-
ered in Louisiana in 1851. edly unequal. Ideas that men were of equal
The statements in this chapter are shocking, value, he said, were simply undeniably wrong
but they illustrate the development of an out- and cannot last. Any charity to the poor and
rageous theory that is ill, he wrote, should
now taken as fact. be conditional upon
For centuries, psy- their agreeing to
Benjamin Rush, the father of
chiatry and psychol- abstain from produc-
ogy have provided American psychiatry, declared ing offspring.8
the scientific justifi- that the color of Blacks was caused Galtons well-
cation for racism and known half-cousin
the resultant abuse, by a rare, inherited disease called Charles Darwin, also
assault and genocide negritude, which derived from a psychologist, pro-
of targeted races and moted this too: No
groups.
leprosy. He said the only evidence one who has attend-
In 1883, Francis of a cure was when the skin ed the breeding of
Galton, an English color turned white. domestic animals will
psychologist, invented doubt that this must
the term eugenics be highly injurious to
(eugenes, meaning good stock). He encour- the race of man hardly anyone is so ignorant
aged using better human stock from which as to allow his worst animals to breed.9
to breed, and discouraged what he considered Nazi psychiatrists and Americas mental
less desirable stock from having children, evi- health movement would later adopt these ideas
dently considering himself part of the better just as readily, but they were initially used to justify
stock and thereby capable of judging the future slavery and then to control immigration. In accor-
for all humanity. dance with eugenics theory, Immigrants from
Galton considered Africans inferior. After Italy, Greece, Hungary, and other southeastern
spending two years in Africa, he wrote a book countries were seen as not making the grade,
entitled Tropical South Africa, stating: These because they carried a germ that made them

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more given to crimes of larceny [theft], kidnap- Here is proof of the necessity of slavery,
ping, assault, murder, rape and sex-immorality.10 reasoned Senator John Calhoun. The African is
But such scientific rationale had long been incapable of self-care and sinks into lunacy under
used to justify the degradation of Blacks in the the burden of freedom. It is a mercy to give him
United States. In 1797, psychiatrist Benjamin Rush, guardianship and protection from mental death.13
the father of American In 1851, Samuel A.
psychiatry, declared Cartwright, a promi-
that the color of Blacks nent, white, Louisiana
was caused by a rare, eugenics physician,
inherited disease called claimed to have discov-
negritude, which ered two mental dis-
derived from leprosy. eases peculiar to blacks
Rush said that the only which justified their
evidence of a cure enslavement. One was
was when the skin color the already mentioned
turned white. This dis- drapetomania, and the
ease was used as a rea- other he called dys-
son for segregation, so aesthesia aethiopis
that Whites would not (impaired sensation).
be infected.11 Dr. Thomas Szasz,
Author Robert professor of psychiatry
Whitaker tells us, emeritus and CCHRs
During the 19th centu- co-founder, wrote,
ry, the perceived men- Cartwright claimed
tal health of African- that this disease
Americans was closely [drapetomania] caused
tied to their legal status Blacks to have an
as free men or slaves.
In 1851, Samuel A. Cartwright uncontrollable urge to
Those who lived in free discovered a mental disease run away from their
states, or those who peculiar to Black slaves that he masters. As covered
were slaves and pub- earlier, Cartwrights
licly exhibited a desire called drapetomania the recommended treat-
to be free, were at par- urge for slaves to run away from ment for this illness
ticular risk of being was whipping the devil
seen as insane.12
their masters. The treatment out of them.14
According to the prescribed was whipping Dysaesthesia aeth-
1840 U.S. census, insanity the devil out of them. iopis supposedly affect-
was 11 times more com- ed both mind and body
mon among Negroes of Blacks. The symp-
living in the North than those in the South. The toms included disobedience, answering disrespect-
result was quickly shown to be absurd, but not fully and refusing to work.15 Dr. Russell Adams,
before Southern politicians had seized upon it as professor emeritus of Afro-American Studies at
evidence that bondage (slavery) was good for Harvard University, claimed the cure was frequent
Negroes, reported Whitaker. whippings. Cartwright claimed, The compulsory

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power of the white man, by making the sloth- what to do about them. Ploetz and his colleagues
ful [idle] Negro take active exercise vitalizes would be credited with providing the founda-
blood to the brain to give liberty to the mind. tions of the Nazi racial state.18
[Emphasis added]16 But Ploetz helped create much more than the
In 1879, German psychologist Wilhelm Nazi regime and the Holocaust. His work laid
Wundt of Leipzig University provided the ulti- the foundation for eugenics and racial suppres-
mate proof for eugenics and racism, by arro- sion in countries around the world, including
gantly declaring that as mans soul could not be Australia, Canada, England, South Africa and the
measured with scientific instruments, it did not United States. The following is a small sample of
exist. With this, man suddenly became merely the disastrous effects of his work psychological
another animal. In other words, stripped of his and psychiatric statements from the late 1800s to
soul by Wundt, man could be manipulated as early 1900s:
easily as a dog could be trained to salivate at the z From the eugenic standpoint, such
sound of a bell. intermarriages [between White and Black] are
In 1895, Alfred Ploetz, a Swiss-German not to be commended. The colored race has not
eugenicist, published his race inferiority theo- the energy nor the persistence of the white.19
ries in the book The Fitness of Our Race and the z The Negro child is intellectually preco-
Protection of the Weak. Calling his philosophy cious [developing too early] up to puberty when
Rassenhygiene [racial hygiene], Ploetz openly a radical change takes place: his development
discouraged medical care for the weak.17 In stops suddenly or even slightly retrogresses
later years, Hitler and his Nazi regime would use education does not reach the deepest layer of
this to decide exactly who the weak were and his soul.20

Bad Science
Creates a
Prejudiced Society
False racial theories
that equated man with
animals, promoted in the
19th century by the likes
of psychologist Wilhelm Wundt
and British psychologist Charles Wilhelm Wundt
Darwin, laid in
the foundation for the false sci-
ence of eugenics and the
suppression of minorities
for generations to come
including Blacks freed
following the Civil War
and subsequently relegated
to slums as second-class
citizens (right).
Charles Darwin
z In 1918, American eugenics advocate Paul people was justified because they were as yet
Popenoe claimed that the IQ of Blacks was deter- incapable of self-control, innocent of the know-
mined by the amount of white blood in them: the ledge of good and evil, therefore requiring
lighter skinned the Black the higher their IQ, and protection.24 Just as runaway slaves were cured
the blacker he was, the lower the IQ.21 in America, Aborigines were treated like naughty
z J.T. Dunston, a British psychiatrist and South children, by whipping them.
Africas Commissioner In an Australian
of Mental Hygiene, in inquiry into the effects
1923, claimed, There of this program, one
are, however grounds victim testified: We
which suggest that the were told that our
native, even of the best mother was an alco-
tribes, possibly belongs holic and that she was
to a race which is men- a prostitute and she
tally inferior to ours. didnt care about us.
His proof? Natives are They used to warn us
oriented in time in the that when we got older
vaguest way, and gen- wed have to watch it
erally have little idea because wed turn into
of how old they are, or sluts and alcoholics, so
of the passage of we had to be very care-
time. Even their danc- ful. If you were white
ing, of which they are you didnt have that
very fond, presents no dirtiness in you It
delicate motions an was in our breed, in us
Margaret Sanger
important psychologi- to be like that.25
cal point which should Native peoples in
be carefully studied.22 Supposedly to protect Americans America and Canada,
In Australia, geno- the New Zealand
cide was practiced a blood from being tainted with racial Maori, and other non-
little differently. Mixed inferiority, eugenicist Margaret white populations were
race children (usually Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, treated as similarly infe-
of an aboriginal mother rior. Francis Pal Prucha
and a white father) were
wanted to exterminate the Negro wrote in The Great
taken from their mothers, population through sterilization. Father, Indian children
placed on government were taken from homes
reserves in the care of judged unsuitable or
Whites, and denied education about their ancestry harmful to them by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or
and culture. The 1921 Report of the Aborigines state social workers and placed in foster or adop-
State Board stated, The continuation of this policy tive homes, usually non-Indian ... eventually [it]
must eventually solve the Aboriginal problem.23 It was perceived more accurately as a force destruc-
was racial genocide, an attempt to breed out the tive of Indian families and Indian children.
Aboriginal race. Native American Indian Sandy White Hawk
The segregation and abuse of the Aborigine spoke of her ordeal after being taken from her birth

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SCIENCE OF BIGOTRY
Racist Testing and
Other Lies
parents 30 years previously: I was told that

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what I came from was horrible, savage, pagan ntelligence testing in the hands of psy-
and that I was so lucky to be taken away from chiatrists and psychologists became another
all of that. When I became a teenager and went means to forward racist views of man.
through normal teenage difficulties, my mother z Eugenicist Paul Popenoe and psychologist
told me, Dont grow up to be a good-for-noth- Lewis Terman used biased IQ tests to belittle
ing Indian.26 non-white races. Popenoe claimed, The IQ of
Intelligence tests were another means to Blacks is determined by the amount of white
promote and preserve racist theories. blood in them and Terman asserted non-
In the 1950s, psychologist Lewis Terman, an whites could never be educated.
expert in IQ testing, claimed that poor chil- z In Australia, removing children
dren could never be educated, and that Mexicans, from Aborigine mothers and other abuses
Indians and Blacks should never be allowed to were justified because Aborigine people were Paul Popenoe
have children. Such tests were used to stop Italians, incapable of self-control, innocent of the
Poles, Mexicans and others from moving to the knowledge of good and evil.
United States and tainting American blood.27
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned
Parenthood of America and a eugenicist, contribut-
ed an equally repulsive plan. Her cure for racial
inferiority was sterilization. Sanger planned to
exterminate the Negro population by inducing
several black ministers with engaging personali-
ties, to preach that sterilization was a solution to
poverty. She stated that reaching Blacks through
a religious appeal, would be the most successful
educational approach.28 Lewis Terman
Charles Murray and Richard Herrnsteins
book, The Bell Curve, arrogantly claims that
African-Americans and Hispanics that do worse
than Whites in intelligence tests, are genetically
disabled and therefore cannot cope with the
demands of modern society.29
In an argument similar to those made by early
advocates of racial purity, Herrnstein, a psy-
chologist, claimed that Americans were becoming
more stupid with each generation, and advocated
selective breeding to prevent human residue
from coming into existence.30
Through their history of invented racial dis-
eases, arbitrary judgments on better stock and
bogus scientific claims like lower IQ and racial
inferiority, psychiatry and psychology have not
only legitimized racism, but also provided the
reason for outright genocide.
IMPORTANT FACTS

1 In 1895, Swiss-German
eugenicist Alfred Ploetz
published his theories about
eugenics and race inferiority,
coining the word Rassenhygiene
(racial hygiene) and providing
the biological foundations for

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the Holocaust.

In 1920, German psychiatrist


Alfred Hoche published a
book, Permission to Destroy
Life Unworthy of Life ,
wherein he demanded eutha-
nasia be conducted
on mental defectives.

3 The eugenics movement


fueled the Ku Klux Klans
resurrection in the early
1900s in the U.S.

4 South African psychiatrists


and psychologists offered the
government a scientific
means by which to deny black
South Africans employment and
education and to tear apart
their families.

5 Tens of thousands of
black South Africans were
incarcerated in psychiatric
camps during the apartheid
era, used for slave labor and
allowed to die from untreated
medical conditions.

Theories of psychiatrists
Ernst Rdin, Alfred Ploetz and Alfred
Hoche inspired Adolf Hitler, who based
his racist plans on their teachings
as detailed in his autobiography
Mein Kampf (My Struggle).
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The Roots of Modern
Genocide

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ong before World War II, German psy- devoid of value and useless for employment
chiatrists had devised the scientific other than for manual crafts.
justification for euthanasia (mercy kill- Fischer wrote, He [the Negro] is not particu-
ing) based on racial inferiority. larly intelligent in the proper sense of the term,
Following the 1895 publi- and above all he is devoid of the power of mental
cation of his theories on eugenics, which he creation, is poor in imagination, so that he has not
preferred to call racial hygiene, eugenicist developed any original art and has no elaborate
Alfred Ploetz, together with psychiatrist Ernst folk sagas or folk myths. He is, however, clever
Rdin, founded the German Society for Racial with his hands so that he can easily be trained
Hygiene in 1905. They promoted the idea that in the manual crafts.33
destroying the unworthy was purely a In 1939, Fischer lectured students saying,
healing treatment. I do not characterize every Jew as inferior, as
Only through the
In 1911 22 years before the Nazi party Negroes are.34
came to power Rdin had already preached Rdin was the primary supporter of Ger-
Fhrer did our dream of over
that All nations have to haul around with them manys Sterilization Act of 1933, which included
an extraordinarily large number of inferiors, the sterilization of all Jews and colored chil-
thirty years, that of applying
weaklings, sickly and cripples. Through a wise dren.35 The law led to more than 350,000 unfit
racial hygiene to society,
legislation [sterilization] along this line ... we Germans being sterilized.
would also be able to pursue rationally the best The first psychiatric killing test (gassing
avenues for breeding.31 become a reality.
experiment) was conducted at Brandenburg
In 1920, eugenicist Alfred Hoche and Karl institution in 1940 18 patients were murdered
Ernst Rdin, professor of psychiatry,
Binding, a lawyer who became Chief Justice of while psychiatrists and staff watched. Following
the Nazi Reich, published the commissioner,
book, PermissionGerman Society for success, the euthanasia pro-
the experiments
Racial Hygiene
to Destroy Life Unworthy of Life, in which they gram began.
demanded euthanasia be conducted on mental Some 300,000 mental defective per-
defectives and stated, Their death will not sons 94% of all Germanys mentally ill met
be missed in the least except maybe in the their deaths at the hands of psychiatrists. What
hearts of their mother or guardian. Hoche also followed was the Holocaust. Rdin stated, Only
claimed killing a dying individual with a through the Fhrer did our dream of over thirty
medical drug was not murder but a pure years, that of applying racial hygiene to society,
act of healing.32 become a reality.36
German psychiatrist Eugen Fischer, co-author Even though Rdin was the architect of
of The Principles of Human Heredity and Racial the plan that made legalized mass murder a
Hygiene (1921), also urged the annihilation of reality, incredibly today, the U.S. National
Negro children, theorizing that Blacks were Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and

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Depression (NARSAD) poverty on black compe-
glorifies Rdin as the tition in South Africas
founder of psychiatric job market, stating that
genetics.37 ... long-continued con-
Only a few Nazi tact with inferior col-
psychiatrists were pro- ored races has in some
secuted during the respects had deleteri-
Nuremberg Trials; ous social effects on the
most escaped jus- European. Verwoerd
tice and returned to stated, There is no
psychiatric practice place for [the Native]
after the war. in the European com-
munity above the level
Apartheid: of certain forms of labor
Psychiatric and ... for that reason it is
Psychological of no avail for him to
Influence in receive training.39
South Africa His Nazi thinking
The link between was also obvious by
psychiatry, psychol- the fact that South
ogy and apartheid is Africas segregation
long-standing. South law was very similar to
African Prime Minister the Nazi psychiatrists
Hendrik Verwoerd, German psychiatrist Eugen Fischer, Racial Purity Law ban-
a psychologist, had ning Aryans and non-
studied in German
co-author of The Principles of Human Aryans from living
universities during Heredity and Racial Hygiene in 1921, together or marrying.
the height of the Nazi urged the destruction of Negro South African psychia-
psychiatrists racial children, theorizing that Blacks were trists and psychologists
hygiene planning. offered the government
German psychiat-
devoid of value and useless for employ- a scientific means by
ric eugenics of the day ment other than for manual crafts. which to deny black
labeled Blacks, accord- South Africans employ-
ing to Richard Lerner ment and education
in Final Solutions: Biology, Prejudice and Genocide and to tear apart their families.
as [lazy], unintelligent, though physically Verwoerd stated in September, 1943: This
capable people, who live in crime, poverty, and segregation policy, which also means protection
generally socially deteriorated conditions, and and care for the Native in the land of the Afrikaner,
do so because of their genetically based limited but decisively rejects any attempts at equality,
mental capabilities.38 gives the Native an opportunity to develop what
German influence on Verwoerds thinking is is his own, so that he can have pride and self-
clear. In 1928, Verwoerd, with the help of psych- respect as a Native, instead of being continually
ologists from Americas Carnegie Foundation, humiliated as a failed and imitation white. He
helped instigate an inquiry that blamed white stated that South Africa would be doomed if its

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policies allowed the African to improve his skill, to keep and treat black patients. The apart-
draw better wages and provide a better market heid government guaranteed a 90% occupancy
within white South Africa. rate. Tens of thousands of Blacks were incarcer-
As a result, proper education was also denied ated against their will, drugged and subjected to
Blacks. To reinforce this, psychologist M.L. Fick electroshock without anesthetic, because anesthet-
invented an intelligence test to prove the inferi- ics were too expensive to use on Blacks. They
ority of color castes and how their educational were hired out to companies to perform unpaid
abilities were limited.40 labor, making coat hangers, brushes, sheets and
With millions of people facing substandard other items under the guise of industrial therapy.
education, unemployment and poverty and, conse- Members of the Church of Scientology and the
quently, low morale, it is no wonder that psychiat- Citizens Commission on Human Rights exposed
ric institutions were established or that the justifi- all of this in 1974, resulting in psychiatrists con-
able and normal reactions to the resultant oppres- vincing the apartheid government to revise the
sion were falsely labeled as mental disorders. Mental Health Act to make it a criminal offense to
For more than 30 years, these special report on conditions in any psychiatric hospital or
psychiatric institutions were run by secret to take any photographs of them. So CCHR went
agreement between the government and the pri- outside of South Africa, reporting its evidence to
vate Smith, Mitchell & Co. (now called Lifecare), the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1997,

Psychiatric
Slave Camps
Racist psychologist Hendrik
Verwoerd, who became
Prime Minister of South Africa
in 1958, issued that countrys
first segregation policy in the
1930s, laying the ground-
work for apartheid and with
it, secret psychiatric slave
labor camps where tens of
thousands of Blacks were
imprisoned and forced to
work in appalling conditions.
the WHO responded Still, the effects of
with an investigation of apartheid will take a
the psychiatric camps. long time to rectify,
In 1983, a report on its especially because of
findings condemned the obstruction by the
the use of patients for psychiatric industry.
unpaid labor, stating, CCHR Com missioner
This situation has no Lawrence Anthony
parallel in the history addressed the World
and present state of psy- Psychiatric Associ-
chiatric care; it certainly ation on behalf of the
does have a parallel South African govern-
in the ownership and ment, reporting that the
trading of slaves.41 Society of Psychiatrists
It also referenced Psychiatrist Frederick Goodwin, of South Africa has
another inquiry which failed to admit any
had substantiated
director of the U.S. National guilt or responsibility
CCHRs allegations of Institute of Mental Health in the for its role in apart-
unexplained patient early 1990s, compared black heid atrocities. Instead,
deaths: The most psychiatrists are using
shocking finding of youth living in inner cities to the post-apartheid era
our investigation was hyperaggressive and hypersexual to garner more busi-
the high number of ness, diagnosing the
needless deaths among monkeys in a jungle to justify response of Blacks
black patients in Smith putting them on psychiatric drugs. to apartheid oppres-
Mitchell facilities. At sion as a persecution
none of the facilities complex.44
did we find evidence of
adequate medical care during the patients final ill- Psychiatrys Destructive
nesses we saw charts of black patients in their 40s Experiments in the U.S.
and 50s who were apparently allowed to die. Psychiatric treatment of minorities
When apartheid ended in 1994, CCHR helped has also included some of the most barbaric
initiate a Health Ministry inquiry into malpractice experiments ever carried out in the name of
and racism in psychiatric hospitals. The inquiry scientific research.
found gross patient abuse, falsified death certifi- In the 1950s in New Orleans, black prisoners
cates and general mistreatment of patients.42 The had experimental electrodes implanted into their
camps were reformed. brains by psychiatrists Robert Heath from Tulane
In 1997, CCHR presented testimony to the University and Harry Bailey from Australia. Bailey
South African Truth and Reconciliation Com- later boasted in a lecture to nurses that they had cho-
mission about the apartheid crimes of psychia- sen the test subjects on the basis that it was cheaper
trists and psychologists. The Psychological Society to use Niggers than cats because they were every-
of South Africa finally admitted that psychological where and cheap experimental animals.45
studies had been deliberately aimed at discredit- Heath also conducted secret tests funded by
ing Blacks as intellectually inferior.43 the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), using LSD

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and a drug called bulbocapnine, which in certain center in the 1960s, healthy African-American
doses produces severe stupor. He experimented men were used as test subjects for the experi-
on prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary mental chemical warfare drug, BZ, which
to see if the drug would cause loss of speech, was 100 times more powerful than LSD.
loss of sensitivity to pain, loss of memory, [and] In the 1970s, the NIMH supported one of the
loss of will power46 most covert and evil experiments ever aimed at Blacks
At the U.S. National Institute of Mental and Hispanics. Following the 1960s riots in Watts
Health (NIMH) Addiction Research Center in (an African-American section of Los Angeles), Louis
Kentucky, drug-addicted African-Americans Jolyon West of UCLAs (University of California
were given LSD, which kept many halluci- Los Angeles) Neuropsychiatric Institute created the
nating for 77 consecutive days. At this same theory that the events were tied to genetic and racial

The resurrection
of the Ku Klux Klan
in 1915 coincided
with the rise of
eugenics-based
racism in America.

HARMFUL PHILOSOPHY
Psychiatrys Racist Impact in the U.S.
P
rofessor Barry Mehler, Ph.D. of Ferris State of the fittest. Dixon subsequently authored
University tells us: There is a clear and three racist books. The first, The Leopards
long and intimate connection between the Spots , concluded that peace could only
eugenics movement and the Ku Klux Klan. Harry be achieved through the separation of the
Laughlin, who was the Carnegie Institutions races. He claimed, [T]he beginning of Negro
Director of Eugenics, wrote a glowing review equality is the beginning of the end of this nations
of the KKK book, White America. Thomas Dixon, life. The eugenics movement helped to fuel the
who glorified the exploits of the KKK, had KKKs purpose, with Hiram Wesley Evans, Grand
studied the works of British psychologist Herbert Wizard of the KKK in 1923, referencing eugenics
Spencer who coined the phrase, the survival leaders in his speech given on Klan Day.

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Harry Bailey

In the 1950s in New Orleans, black


prisoners were used for psychosurgery
experiments. Robert Heath from Tulane
University and Australian psychiatrist
Harry Bailey conducted the experiments.
Bailey boasted that they had used Blacks
as it was cheaper to use Niggers than cats
because they were everywhere and
cheap experimental animals.
Robert Heath

factors and those prone to such violence were mostly 1990s, psychiatrist Frederick Goodwin, director of
young black urban males. He proposed a Violence the NIMH, compared black youth living in inner
Initiative that would see to it that offenders be cities to hyperaggressive and hypersexual
treated with psychosurgery and chemical castra- monkeys in a jungle.48
tion. Wests idea was to test his treatment plan in The NIMHs second Violence Initiative
two high schools one Black, the other Hispanic. targeted children as young as five. Their scientific
(Protests led by CCHR and others concerned justification was to conduct research to see if
caused the governments funds for this research African-Americans and Hispanics had a violent
project to be cut.) gene that could be controlled by psychiatric
Ernst Rodin, head of the neurology depart- drugs. Drugs known to cause violent behavior
ment of the Lafayette Clinic in Detroit, Michigan, were to be given to the children.
claimed that children of limited intelligence often Dr. Seth Farber, director of the Network
turned to violence if treated as equals. Rodin Against Coercive Psychiatry, stated, Just like
called for dumb young males who riot to be the Nazis ... what [psychiatrists] want to do is
castrated in much the same way as oxen.47 scapegoat black youth, put them on drugs and
Negative typecasting and comparisons between take away the rights of their parents. It is an
Blacks and animals continued at the NIMH. In the outrageous, racist and oppressive plan.

CHAPTER TWO
The Roots of Modern Genocide
16
Today, in the United States, psychiatrists followed by escalating crime, illiteracy and
and psychologists boldly demand more unemployment. Today, single-parent families
research funds because African-Americans, are common. Too many Black and Hispanic
Native American Indians and Hispanics men are imprisoned compared to the rest of
are over-represented in the ranks of the population. Evidence of racial profiling
the mentally ill. Whipping the devil abounds, yet the NIMH pours millions and
out of them has been replaced with millions into researching at risk minority
psychosurgery, electroshock and psychiatric populations and their aggressive behavior.
drugs. The results are obvious, especially in Former clinical psychologist and CCHR
the inner cities. Racial minorities have been Commissioner William Tutman warns, To
introduced to a whole new level of mind- oppress a race, and then label its reaction as
altering, legally permissible drugs. This has a mental illness, is not only morally wrong,
ushered in a new wave of drug addiction, it is criminal and fraudulent.

ABUSE REPORT
Racism in the United Kingdom

D
avid Rocky Bennett, a 38-year-
old African-Caribbean living in
England, had an argument with
a white patient over the use of
a phone in a psychiatric facility.
Staff picked Bennett to be segregated from the
rest of the patients. He became more upset.
The staff then pinned him face down on the
floor for 25 minutes. He screamed, Get off me,
get off me, I cant breathe. Get off my throat.
They are going to kill me. His screams
were ignored. Then they stopped David was
dead.
A May 2001 coroners inquest determined
Accidental Death Aggravated by Neglect.
David Bennetts family requested and obtained
a government inquiry into his death. This resulted
in a February 2004 report that painted a bleak
picture of institutional racism in the countrys Whenever black people show
mental health system. Sir John Blofeld, a retired
High Court judge, stated: Black and minority eth-
any signs of psychiatric problems
nic communities have a fear of the NHS [National they are labeled paranoid
Health Service]: that if they engage with the mental schizophrenic or psychotic.
health services they will be locked up for a very
long time, if not for life, and treated with medica- Desmond McLean
tion which may eventually kill them.
z Desmond McLean was raped at the age of put a needle in my buttocks. Having that needle
14. He would not speak about his ordeal, which gives them a lot of control over your emotions.
worried his family. After an argument at home, Whenever black people show any signs of psychi-
he was admitted to an adult psychiatric ward in atric problems they are labeled paranoid schizo-
England: Whenever I showed any resentment to phrenic or psychotic. Its because they dont
what was happening to me, four or five adults understand where black people are coming from
would jump me and pull my trousers down and and how we express our frustrations.
IMPORTANT FACTS

1 The U.S. Presidents


Commission on Excellence
in Education reveals that
40% of children in Special
Education were falsely labeled
with learning disorders simply
because they werent

2
taught to read.

For minorities, Special Education


is covert psychiatric
racism; a means of getting
millions of children hooked on
mind-altering psychiatric drugs.

3 Children who take


amphetamine-type or other
prescribed psychotropic
drugs do not perform
better academically.

4 Teenagers who have


been prescribed psychiatric
drugs have been responsible
for many school shootings.
The drugs side effects include
violent behavior, mania
and suicidal behavior.

More and more children are being


diagnosed with ADHD, a disease that
has never been clinically proven to exist, but a
profitable one for the mental health industry.
CHAPTER THREE
Enslaving Children
with Drugs

I
n March 2003 the United States Goldwater Gary Orfield, co-director of Harvard
Institutes Policy Report on Race and University's Civil Rights Project, wrote: The dis-
Disability: Racial Bias in Arizona Special proportionate placement of black males into special
Education reported that, Of both low- education classes has created a ghetto within a
income and African-American fourth ghetto. For a lot of these kids, this is a direct path
graders tested, 60% scored below basic on the to jail. This is taking a bad problem and putting
latest National Assessment of Educational it inside another even worse problem. Its just
Progress Examination.49 unconscionable.51
According to the Goldwater Institute, The According to Asa Hilliard, professor of urban
sheer number of students education at Georgia State
mislabeled is staggering. University, If you call a
Even worse, in predomi- kid retarded who is not,
nantly white school dis- Black students are or say that he is learning
tricts, minority students three times more likely than disabled and he is not,
are classified as learning and you separate him
disabled at significantly
white students to be labeled out for special instruc-
higher rates.50 mentally retarded. While Black tion, which isnt special,
Black students are students account for only 16% of that just compounds the
three times more likely problems.52
than white students to be the U.S. student population, For minorities, Spe-
labeled mentally retard- they represent nearly 32% of cial Education means
ed. While black students all students in programs for continued, yet covert,
account for only 16% of psychiatric racism. It is a
the U.S. student popula- mild mental retardation. means for hooking mil-
tion, they represent near- lions of children onto
ly 32% of all students in mind-altering psychiat-
programs for mild mental retardation. ric drugs by labeling them with learning disabili-
A 1993 U.S. News and World Report revealed that ties at a cost of $30 billion a year to the taxpayers
African-Americans were over-represented in special of the United States.
education programs in 39 states. Psychiatrists and psychologists use the
A decade later, the U.S. Presidents Commission American Psychiatric Associations Diag-
on Excellence in Education revealed that 40% of nostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
children in Special Education were being labeled (DSM-IV) and the mental disorders section of the
with learning disorders simply because they werent International Classification of Diseases to
taught to read. justify these abuses.

CHAPTER THREE
Enslaving Children with Drugs
19
Numerous books show that health and
educational problems alone can cause attention and
behavioral problems, thereby discrediting the
ADHD learning disorder monopoly.

The DSM, according Defenders of slavery, proponents of fidgets with hands or


to professor Herb racial segregation ... have consistently feet or squirms in seat.
Kutchins, co-author attempted to justify oppression by In other words, psy-
of Making Us Crazy, inventing new mental illnesses and by chiatrists define and
is an unreliable reporting higher rates of abnormality label normal childhood
classification system. among African-Americans or behavior as a mental
Defenders of slavery, other minorities. disorder. The prescrip-
proponents of racial tion is always for a
Professor Herb Kutchins,
segregation have psychiatric drug with
co-author of Making Us Crazy
consistently attempted harmful, mind-altering
to justify oppression by characteristics.
inventing new mental illnesses and by reporting Psychiatrists have dreamt up further theories,
higher rates of abnormality among African-Americans such as chemical imbalances in the brain, to justify
or other minorities.53 child drugging. There is no such thing as a chemical
Psychiatrists literally vote on whether or not a imbalance. Dr. Mary Ann Block, author of No More
group of symptoms should be considered a mental ADHD, points out, The psychiatrist does not do any
disorder for inclusion in the DSM. testing. The psychiatrist listens to the history and
Using the manual, psychiatrists can fraudulently then prescribes a drug.
diagnose any child as suffering Attention Deficit There are numerous side effects and risks with
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The symptoms the drugs prescribed for so-called ADHD.
include has difficulty playing quietly, often talks A short list of these follows:
excessively, often loses things, fails to complete z Ritalin, the main drug prescribed, is more potent
schoolwork, chores, or other duties... and often than cocaine and classified by drug oversight agencies

CHAPTER THREE
Enslaving Children with Drugs
20
as being as harmful and addictive as morphine and The drug side effects are now recognized to include
opium.54 violent behavior, mania and homicide.
z The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fred Shaw, president of the Compton branch
issued warnings that stimulants like Ritalin and of the National Association for the Advancement
Adderall cause suppression of growth, psychosis, of Colored People (NAACP), and a former Deputy
hallucinations, aggression, and sudden death from Los Angeles Sheriff who owns and manages group
heart attacks and strokes. homes (alternatives to prisons) for boys, says: I
z Children who take stimulants or other pre- deal with black teenagers who have been labeled
scribed psychotropic drugs do not perform better as inferior, been given substandard education and
academically. They fail just as many courses, and told there is something wrong with their
drop out of school just as often as children who do brains which requires powerful, mind-altering
not take the drugs. medication. They have no hope and see no future.
z Millions of children are prescribed anti- Its a recipe for crime and suicide.
depressants called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Mrs. Sheila Aus tells of her experience: The
Inhibitors (SSRIs). These now carry a warning of school gave me the option of putting [my daughter]
suicide risk to under 18-year-olds. The drugs also on drugs or placing her in a special education
cause anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, class. I finally relented and allowed the school
irritability, hostility, impulsivity, akathisia (severe psychiatrists to prescribe drugs. ... She started
restlessness), hypomania (abnormal excitement), experiencing hallucinations, became physically
and mania and are addictive. aggressive, mean and uncontrollable. I informed
z Further, stimulants are abused more often than the school that I wanted to discontinue [the
cocaine, with 2.3 million children and adolescents in stimulants]. They called Child Protective Services
the United States illicitly taking them. Internationally and reported that I was being medically negligent
the drugs are sold illegally for $2 to $5 a pill. Ritalin because I wasnt willing to give her necessary
is chemically similar to cocaine and can predispose a medication. Something has to be done to stop this
child taking it to later cocaine abuse. madness. Psychiatrists are getting richer, while
z Antipsychotic drugs prescribed for behav- my daughter and countless other children may
ioral problems are responsible for more than 40 never recover from the damage caused.58
deaths and cause life-threatening convulsions and Shaw adds, The solution is not to further
low white blood cell count. label children, or to give them psychological or
z Teenagers who have been prescribed psychi- psychiatric services, but to provide them with
atric drugs have been responsible for many school effective literacy programs and empower them with
shootings; Columbine was the most notorious one. knowledge and the ability to live responsibly.

The psychiatrist does not do


any testing. The psychiatrist listens to
the history and then prescribes a drug.
Dr. Mary Ann Block, author of No More ADHD

CHAPTER THREE
Enslaving Children With Drugs
21
THE DEADLY RISK
Psychological Programs in Schools
F or many years, schools have employed as the school curriculum merely stated that it was
destructive psychological programs. Anger social sciences. Two days after her son watched
management is claimed to teach individu- this video, she walked into his room and found him
als to control their aggression and anger; conflict dead, hanging by a rope from his bunk bed.
resolution is supposed to help a person to resolve z Columbine High School shooters, Eric Harris
a conflict without resorting to violence. Yet in one and Dylan Klebold are prime examples of the failure
anger management class, a boy beat up a class- of anger management and death education.
mate so badly that six days later the victim was still Harris was taking an antidepressant that often causes
in the hospital.59 violent mania. Both Klebold and Harris were ordered
Another psychological experiment, death educa- by the court to undergo psychological counseling,
tion, has been used in many countries since the 1970s. including anger management. They also partici-
It requires children to dis- pated in school-based
cuss death, suicide and to death education.
write their own wills and Give the mental As part of the
epitaphs. death education
z One U.S. death health industry a leave of class, students were
education class asked to imagine their
involved taking students
absence from our nations own death. Harris sub-
to a deserted river shore- homes and schools. sequently had a dream
line, to observe a mock where he and Klebold
crime scene complete Beverly Eakman, went on a shooting
with a dismembered Educational Author rampage in a shopping
mannequin in the car center. After writing of
trunk, a severed arm in his dream and handing
a grocery bag and a bloody hacksaw.60 it in to the teacher, Harris and Klebold acted out
z In Kyoto, Japan, in a bizarre attempt to edu- the dream by killing a teacher, 12 classmates and
cate children about violence, a teacher disguised in a then themselves.62
cap and sunglasses, and brandishing a 20-inch Influenced by psychiatrists, in 2003 the
metal rod, burst into a class of 11-year-olds [U.S.] president's New Freedom Commission on
sending them stumbling over desks and chairs Mental Health recommended the early detec-
trying to escape.61 tion of mental health problems in children and
z Joey, an 8-year-old African-American, attend- adults through routine and comprehensive
ed a problem solving class in his school. He was testing and screening in schools.63
shown a film that depicted a young boy trying to Students are screened or profiled by
kill himself by tying a rope around his neck. In the using questionnaires that inquire about their
film, the boy talks about not being liked at school, own and their parents attitudes and behaviors.
being teased and worrying about growing up. Questions include, during the last 12 months, how
Joeys mother did not know about the program many times have you hit or beat up on someone

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Enslaving Children with Drugs
22
or stolen something from a store? Other questions Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, of Harvard Medical
ask how many times theyve used cocaine, had sexual School, says the questionnaire of symptoms used
intercourse, felt sad or depressed and how often their to diagnose depression may look scientific,
parents tell them they love them.64 but when one examines the questions asked
The TeenScreenTM program in the United States and the scales used, they are utterly subjective
uses questions such as, Has there been a time when measures .67
nothing was fun for you and you just werent interested Educational author Beverly Eakman warns,
in anything? Has there been a time when you felt you The term screening takes on new meaning as
couldnt do anything well or that you werent as good- children, and by extension, their families, today
looking or as smart as other people?65 The psychiatrist are assessed for supposed markers of psychologi-
who invented the test admits there is an 84% error rate cal disorders with the results of such analyses
in identifying at-risk children. going into cross-referenced electronic [data] sys-
With enough correct answers, the next ques- tems. 68 Her advice? Give the mental health
tionnaire, called the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for industry a leave of absence from our nations
Children (DISC), claims to be able to check for 18 psy- homes and schools.69
chiatric disorders.66 The
child is then referred to
a psychologist or psy-
chiatrist and, usually,
prescribed drugs.

CREATED
KILLERS:
Columbine High School
students Eric Harris and
Dylan Klebold killed a teacher,
12 classmates and themselves
in a murderous rampage that
took place after both boys
had undergone court-ordered
psychological counseling and
anger management. In
addition, they had taken
death education classes
in their school where they
were instructed to imagine
their own deaths. At
the time of the killings,
Harris was also taking an
antidepressant known to
cause aggressive behavior.
Eric Harris

Dylan Klebold
IMPORTANT FACTS

1 All psychiatric and


psychological racist influence
in our courts, police
departments, prisons, schools
and universities must be
eradicated so that it can never
again be used to oppress and
degrade individuals.

2 A proper, non-psychiatric,
medical examination must be
conducted to determine if an
undiagnosed physical problem
is causing any persons
unwanted behavior.

3 The psychiatric profession has


a profit interest in ensuring
that racist ideas continue to
influence our society. The way
to ensure freedom from their
consequences is to continue to
identify and limit the influence
of the exact source of this
social poison psychiatrists
and psychologists.
CHAPTER FOUR
Creating a Better
Future

S
outh African President Nelson R. People (NAACP) in the United States unan-
Mandela, in his autobiography Long imously passed a resolution supporting federal
Walk to Freedom, states, Out of the legislation that would protect children from
experience of an extraordinary human being forced onto psychiatric drugs in schools.
disaster that lasted too long, must be A proper examination must be performed to
born a society of which all humanity will be determine if an undiagnosed physical problem is
proud. Never, never, and never again shall causing any childs unwanted behavior.
it be that this beautiful land will again experi- The numerous factors that fit the ADHD
ence the oppression of one by another. The criteria, but which can be accurately diagnosed
sun shall never set on as allergic reactions or
so glorious a human vitamin/nutritional
achievement. Out of the experience of an deficiencies, include:
To achieve this z High levels of
desired society, the extraordinary human disaster that lead from the environ-
psychiatric sources of lasted too long, must be born a ment, which can place
apartheid and similar society of which all humanity will children at risk of
extraordinary human both school failure and
disasters must be be proud. Never, never, and never delinquent behavior.
clearly identified. again shall it be that this beautiful High mercury levels
Isaac Hayes says: land will again experience the in the body also may
Children are the hope cause agitation.
of our culture, whether oppression of one by another. z Insect killing
Black, Hispanic, Native The sun shall never set on so agents which can cre-
American, or any race. glorious a human achievement. ate nervousness, poor
Do inner-city youth, concentration, irritabil-
antagonized by pover- President Nelson Mandela, ity, memory problems,
ty, substandard inner- Long Walk to Freedom and depression.
city education, unem- z Too much sugar
ployment and broken can make a person too
families, need labels active or hyper.
and drugs that will turn them violent? This Our modern-day fast food, which often lacks
battle is about mental slavery. nutritional value, can dramatically affect a
In response to this mental slavery persons behavior.
psychiatric labels and drugs the National z Bad food or poor nutrition can create anxi-
Association for the Advancement of Colored ety and other behavioral or mental problems.

CHAPTER FOUR
Creating a Better Future
25
Helping, Not Betraying, Children was brought to the home, diagnosed as ADD
Michael was 8 years old when he was diag- (Attention Deficit Disorder). The treating psy-
nosed with ADHD at school and prescribed chologist said that we wouldnt want to take
psychiatric drugs. His mother didnt like the him. As he supposedly had ADD, I asked the boy
idea, but was told some basic questions:
by psychologists and Whats the longest
psych iatrists that time youve ever talk-
unless Michael took ed with a girl on the
their medication he phone? Three to five
would not be allowed hours, he replied. Do
to stay in class. After you remember what
taking the prescribed she said? He could
drugs, he became dis- remember it all. How
ruptive, argued with long can you play a
his parents and ran Nintendo [video]
away from home. His game? He told me
mother, Patricia, real- hed played it eight
ized that his behav- hours straight. What
ior started with his about books? Can you
taking the drugs. She read? He said he read
sought the help of a books from the begin-
medical doctor who ning to end the ones
didnt prescribe psy- he liked reading. Hed
chiatric drugs. She also played full games
discovered Michael of basketball. So it
suffered severe aller- appeared to me that
gies, the symptoms he could pay attention
of which were iden- to anything that he
tical to those listed was interested in.70
by psychiatrists as The drugging of
ADHD. The doc- The psychiatric profession our children is only
tor slowly took him has a financial interest in ensuring one aspect of psychia-
off the drugs and trys assault on minor-
made sure he didnt that racist ideas continue to ities or other racial
eat foods to which plague our future leaders. targets, and protecting
he reacted badly. He our children requires
also received tutor- great vigilance from
ing to catch up on the schooling he had missed all parents. But the psychiatric profession has
while influenced by the drugs he had taken. a financial interest in ensuring that racist ideas
He returned to his old self. Today, Michael is continue to plague our future leaders.
an outspoken teenager who can strip and put The way to ensure freedom from their con-
together a computer faster than his father and sequences is to continue to identify and limit
wants to become a film director. the influence of the exact source of this social
Fred Shaw tells this story: A black youth poison psychiatrists and psychologists.

CHAPTER FOUR
Creating a Better Future
26
RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommendations

1 The destructive influence of psychiatry has caused chaos throughout society,


especially in the hospitals, courts, prisons and educational systems. Citizens
groups should unite and work together to first expose and then abolish
psychiatrys hidden manipulation of society.

2 If you are aware of a psychiatrist or psychologist abusing a friend, family


member or neighbor, file a complaint with the police against any offending
psychiatrist and his or her hospital, associations and teaching institutions.
CCHR can assist you.

3 While CCHR does not provide legal advice, with the help of competent legal
counsel, you can prevent psychiatrists and psychologists from taking away
your rights and forcing your children or a family member to be placed on
powerful psychiatric drugs. CCHR can also assist you with this.

4 If you do have a problem, talk to someone you trust a parent, brother or


sister, teacher, minister or a friend. Get real help, not psychiatric
and psychological betrayal.

5 If your child is having problems in school, speak with his or her teacher
and ensure that the child fully understands the educational materials, has
been taught phonics and is able to use a simple dictionary in class to fully
define and understand words. Insist upon a tutor not drugs to
address educational problems.

6
If anyone you know is exhibiting emotional problems, a competent and
caring non-psychiatric physician needs to be found who will conduct
a thorough physical exam to determine whether an untreated physical
condition is the cause of the problem.

CREATING RACISM
Recommendations
27
Citizens Commission
on Human Rights International

T
he Citizens Commission on Human CCHRs work aligns with the UN Universal
Rights (CCHR) was established in Declaration of Human Rights, in particular the
1969 by the Church of Scientology following precepts, which psychiatrists violate
to investigate and expose psychiatric on a daily basis:
violations of human rights, and to Article 3: Everyone has the right to life,
clean up the field of mental heal- liberty and security of person.
ing. Today, it has more than 250 chapters in over
34 countries. Its board of advisors, called Article 5: No one shall be subjected to tor-
ture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Commissioners, includes doctors, lawyers, educa-
or punishment.
tors, artists, business professionals, and civil and
human rights representatives. Article 7: All are equal before the law and
are entitled without any discrimination to equal
While it doesnt provide medical or
protection of the law.
legal advice, it works closely with and supports
medical doctors and medical practice. A key CCHR Through psychiatrists false diagnoses, stig-
focus is psychiatrys fraudulent use of subjective matizing labels, easy-seizure commitment laws,
diagnoses that lack any scientific or medical brutal, depersonalizing treatments, thousands
merit, but which are used to reap financial ben- of individuals are harmed and denied their
efits in the billions, mostly from the taxpayers or inherent human rights.
insurance carriers. Based on these false diagno- CCHR has inspired and caused many hun-
ses, psychiatrists justify and prescribe life-dam- dreds of reforms by testifying before legislative
aging treatments, including mind-altering drugs, hearings and conducting public hearings into psy-
which mask a persons underlying difficulties and chiatric abuse, as well as working with media, law
prevent his or her recovery. enforcement and public officials the world over.

CITIZENS COMMISSION
on Human Rights
28
MISSION STATEMENT
THE CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights. It works
shoulder-to-shoulder with like-minded groups and individuals who share a
common purpose to clean up the field of mental health. We shall continue to
do so until psychiatrys abusive and coercive practices cease
and human rights and dignity are returned to all.

Dr. Ben Ngubane (CCHR International) ... its noble humanitar-


Minister for Arts, Culture, Science ian endeavors will long be remembered and
and Technology, South Africa: deeply appreciated.
I congratulate CCHR for having identi-
fied the inhumanity inflicted on the mentally Isaac Hayes
ill and their untiring campaign to bring this to Grammy award-winning composer,
the worlds notice. As a country and govern- musician and actor, international
ment, we will work with organizations such advocate for literacy:
as CCHR seeking to protect all citizens from African-Americans and black communi-
the type of terror and oppression experienced ties all over the world have been the target of
by the majority of the citizens of South Africa psychiatrys racial inferiority theories, which
during apartheid. led to substandard education being given to
many of them. CCHR is an important group
The Hon. LeAnna Washington because if we allow psychiatrists to propagate
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: the lie that our people are victims, that they
Whereas, [CCHR] works to preserve are mentally ill when, in fact, they have been
the rights of individuals as defined by the oppressed by psychiatrys own racist ideolo-
Universal Declaration of Human Rights and gies and tests, then it will be our fault. CCHR
to protect individuals from cruel, inhuman has a commitment to improving conditions in
or degrading treatment the House of the mental health field and they are effectively
Representatives of Pennsylvania congratulates doing something about it.

For further information:


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Board of Commissioners
CCHRs Commissioners David Egner, Ph.D. Sandra Gorcia Rojas Harriet Schock
act in an official Seth Farber, Ph.D. Steven Hayes, Esq. Dennis Smith
capacity to assist CCHR Mark Filidei, D.O. Gregory Hession, J.D. Michelle Stafford
in its work to reform the Nicolas Franceshetti, M.D. Sen. Karen Johnson Cass Warner
field of mental health Marta Garbos, Psy. D. Erik Langeland, Esq. Miles Watkins
and to secure rights for
Howard Glasser, M.A. Leonid Lemberick, Esq. Kelly Yaegermann
the mentally ill.
Patti Guliano, D.C. Vladimir Leonov, M.P.
International President Edward C. Hamlyn, M.D. Lev Levinson EDUCATION
Jan Eastgate Brett Hartman, Psy.D. Doug Linde, Esq. Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld
Citizens Commission Lawrence Hooper, M.D. Jonathan W. Lubell, LL.B. Cassandra Casey
on Human Rights Dr. Joseph Isaac Jeff Lustman Gleb Dubov, Ph.D.
International, Los Angeles Georgia Janisch, R.D. Kendrick Moxon Beverly Eakman
National President Dr. Derek Johnson Rep. Curtis Oda Professor Antony Flew,
Bruce Wiseman Jonathan Kalman, N.D. Col. Stanislav Pylov Ph.D.
Citizens Commission on Dr. Peter Kervorkian, D.C. Rep. Guadalupe Rodriguez Dr. Wendy Ghiora, Ph.D.
Human Rights United Professor Oleg Khilkevich Sandro Garcia Rojas Professor Hector Herrera
States Kenichi Kozu, Ph.D. Timothy Rosen, Esq. Wendy McCants-Thomas
Citizens Commission on Eric Lambert, R. Ph. Steven Russell, Esq. Sonya Muhammad, M.S.
Human Rights Board Anna C. Law, M.D. Rep. Aaron Tilton, (UT) James Paicopolos
Member Richard Lippin, M.D. Rep. Mark Thompson Nickolai Pavlovsky
Isadore M. Chait Otani Logi Rep. Michael Thompson Anatoli Prokopenko
Lloyd McPhee Rep. Matt Throckmorton Gayle Ruzicka
Founding
Dr. Bari Maddock Joel Turtel
Commissioner
Joan Mathews-Larson, ARTS, Shelley Ucinski
Dr. Thomas Szasz,
Ph.D. ENTERTAINMENT Micheal Walker
Professor of Psychiatry
Conrad Maulfair, D.O. & MEDIA Charles Whittman, III
Emeritus at the State
University of New York Colleen Maulfair Kirstie Alley
Health Science Center Clinton Ray Miller Anne Archer BUSINESS
Dr. Robert Morgan Ph.D. Jennifer Aspen Lawrence Anthony
SCIENCE, MEDICINE & Craig Newnes Catherine Bell Michael Baybak
HEALTH Gwen Olsen David Campbell Phillip Brown
Rohit Adi, M.D. Mary Jo Pagel, M.D. Raven Kane Campbell Luis Colon
Ivan Alfonso, M.D. Vladimir Pshizov, M.D. Nancy Cartwright Bob Duggan
Professor Garland Allen Lawrence Retief, M.D. Kate Ceberano Joyce Gaines
Giorgio Antonucci, M.D. Franklin H. Ross, M.D. Chick Corea James A. Mackie
Ann Auburn, D.O. Megan Shields, M.D. Bodhi Elfman Cecilio Ramirez
Mark Barber, D.D.S. Allan Sosin, M.D. Jenna Elfman Sebastien Sainsbury
Lisa Bazler, B.A., M.A. David Tanton, Ph.D. Cerise Fukuji Roberto Santos
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