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It’s about racism, not race: a call to purge oppressive practices from neuropsychiatry and scientific discovery

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We are grateful to racially minoritized and marginalized participants for their contributions to the field of neuropsychiatry and to pioneers of racism-related scholarship for the advancement of critical knowledge to psychiatry and public health.


This research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health K00MH119603, the National Cancer Institute R01CA220254-02S1, and the National Institute on Aging R01AG059260.

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Carter, S.E., Mekawi, Y. & Harnett, N.G. It’s about racism, not race: a call to purge oppressive practices from neuropsychiatry and scientific discovery. Neuropsychopharmacol. (2022).

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