IPA Anti-Racism Statement

The world is witnessing violent outbursts of intolerance to difference expressed through anti-Black, anti-Asian, anti-indigenous, anti-Semitic, and all other forms of racism and State-inflicted violence. Socio-economic factors have perpetuated global tensions and widened social differences. In the light of this, the IPA reaffirms its emphatic condemnation of all unlawful and inhumane forms of discrimination.
The psychoanalytic understanding of human nature and its capacity for change makes clear the importance of recognizing such painful realities, reflecting on them, and speaking out against them. As an international community of psychoanalysts we support and encourage such action.

Approved by the Board August 2021