You have two hypothetical boys. One white. One black. Both have the same mental illness.

Also disturbing in mental health care is that it’s tied to race. They’ve been working on it but old bias is hard to break.

You have two hypothetical boys. One white. One black.
Both have the same mental illness.
It’s likely the white boy will be offered psychiatric treatment.
It’s likely the black boy will be labelled emotionally disturbed and placed in a lower educational tier or removed from the school into an alternative program.

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