The Psychedelic Diversity Conversation
In the current sociopolitical landscape, conversations that simultaneously call for diversity and push the collective bubbles of our social media echo-chambers are more important than ever.
As a conglomerate of the social elite who campaigned for our own personal right to cognitive liberty? Or as a diverse movement made up of people who saw something of value in the psychedelic experience and called on it to actively transform the world we live in?
Failing to radically include the voices of diverse and critical stakeholders, even and especially if the voices challenge our comfort zones, will inevitably result in an out-of-touch movement that is irrelevant to a significant portion of the population.
When stubborn drives for inclusion and connection in the present betray a racially divided past, psychonauts may be able to attend to histories of exclusion, separation and disconnection in order to deepen our understanding and engagement in the present.
I feel safe openly advocating for the beneficial use of illicit substances because I have never been stopped by police without legitimate cause.
The War on Drugs is inherently anti-black. Most psychedelic users that I’ve encountered are hesitant to take a stance on the racial aspects of the drug war.