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Copyright 2020 Cynthia Alease Smith, Ed.D.


Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”


This hit home in so many ways.



I regularly make comparisons between racists and narcissists (based on traits part of someone’s core identity with a false superiority complex, extreme sense of entitlement and lack of empathy, among other qualities). Racism and narcissism share the same characteristics when you dig deeper into the puzzle to see both the big picture and notice nuances about how people with pathological personalities operate.

Understanding Root Causes Reveals Similarities in Racism and Narcissism


Haiku x 7

As the year changes,

Will you grow from old habits

Into new strength?


What is White to a White Supremacist?